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Old 03-16-2009, 09:41 AM   #104
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Good Morning Girls!
Wow, what a gorgeous morning, temps are to rise to 60's. I can't wait to hang clothes out on the line.
We have to go into town to measure MIL future home/room and figure out what we can take and what to sell of furniture, etc. DH has been having lots of bad nightmares lately, I think all this stress is getting to him in his sleep.
Susan......... on you two pound loss.
Karen3...Lots of advantages of living in Florida besides sun and fresh fruit!
Karen31...Hi girlfriend, nice to hear from you and glad you had a safe trip back.
Hi Rosey, Lynn, Meowee, everyone have a slimming week.

Is it true that lifting weights causes women to bulk up?

While on a weight lifting program, the right hormones (testosterone) are necessary in order to bulk up. Womenís testosterone levels are much lower than menís, so in most cases, they are not capable of building large muscles. In fact, since muscle takes up less room than fat, women tend to lose inches when they strength train. So in addition to the physical benefits (increased metabolism, decreased risk of osteoporosis, increased strength), strength training will help you slim down too! Women, in fact, are more likely to tone up from strength training rather than bulk up. Research shows that women can add up to 30% lean muscle and end up looking thinner, feeling stronger and being firmer.
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