JerrySeptember 15 2005 at 3:20 AM
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Response to Re: Vary muscular Colette
When i was in HS in the 40's, I have told of a few very strong, even muscular girls I knew of. Their problem was that girls with muscles were looked down on. They had to hide their muscular arms, but they could not hide muscular calves. If a girl had real prominant calves, or any other areas, they were dreadfully teased and persecuted. i could not feel comfortable in such meanness, but until I was out of school and on my own, i did not get involved with any real strong girls. Actualy, i had my own problems and stayed away from most girls anyhow. i was involved in track. In those days, not only did girls stay away from building muuscles with weight lifting, it was not customary for guys either. it was believed that a lot of muscle would increase the weight a runner had to carry and it would slow them down. today, I just love to watch women's track meets. Especially the sprinters. And especially as they are waiting to start the race. I see them shaking out their leg muscles and it drives me crazy. Female swimmers do the same thing. there is talk about fast twitch muscles today. It is said that (in some studies) men have more fast twitch muscles than women. how come i never see the men twitching their muscles the same way? Or maybe it's just that I don't wake up to watch them. today, I see more women going into the weight room at our local P&R than men. i don't see any men in the exercize classes, but it is exciting to see some of those women. Especially in their legs. Wow! I see many more women running as I drive thru town, or even as i walk my dog in my own neighborhood. I. personally, am thankful for the changing attitudes about training. I wonder, tho, about what is happening with the attitudes, as you have observed first hand. are some of them taking steroids to help build muscle? To build strength? i remember FloJo. She was so unbelievably fast and it well may be her sprinting records will hold for many years to come. (What beautiful legs) She was outwardly a beautiful woman with a great personallity. She was world class runner naturally, and then, all of a sudden, she just exploded to the unbelievable for a very short time. they could find no drugs, but withing a year or so after her retirement, her voice became much softer. She was still very vivacious and did work with kids. But her voice became so much softer. Before, and after Flo Jo, there have been many very strong sprinters who have tried to come close to her speed, and they have tried for many years, not just a few months. they keep trying, but with today's testing, they are forced to stay clean and they can keep trying at their peak levels for years. And they live a long time after retirement.
Hey, i seem to be in a ramblin' mood this morning. i think i better hang up for awhile. got a lot of bookkeeping to do.
Jerry, tell us more about your experiences. I really do enjoy.
WAY OFF TOPIC
BTW, what camera do you have. I need one with built in vibration control. My hands have always been shaky (even in HS age) and I always take a tripod or straight (is it mono pod?) with me when i know i am going to shoot anything slow or stationary. I have heard about some that cut out such vibration but not looked into them. i took many pics while my kids were growing up. a lot of expense but it was later that i heard of such anti vibration devices on VERY expensive cameras. And then they came along with digital. i have one, but it is an early model and it is almost impossible to take any action pics. i push the button, go out for fries and a burger and come back before the shot takes place. i understand they have improved a bit. gotta go
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