So you didn't tell him if he didn't back of he might get hurt then?
Was it a gym instructor or just some random gym user?
Haha--I should have! He had a strong accent and his English was a little awkward, so some of the wording he used was probably due to that. He also said "sometimes I cannot lift the weight you lift" (which makes it sound like he comes along after me and tries to lift what I was just lifting, which isn't the case (for one thing I always put my weight away when I am done)). But that doesn't matter, does it? What matters is that I
can lift it!
He was just a random gym user, but one I see around a lot. There are a number of regulars.
Thanks for all of the comments, everyone! One thing you can't tell from the photos I posted is that I carry a fair amount of weight on my hips, and I know I can't lose that without just losing weight in general. But I'm not too worried about it. I like feeling (and being) strong, so I don't want to jeopardize any strength gains by going on a serious diet. If I could lose a little fat really gradually that would make me happy.
Jonathan wrote:*thinks to himself that he must convince Liz to do strongwoman.....*
Strongwoman looks super fun! I'll be at next Edinburgh Strength, so I can try it out then and I am sure I will love it!
Oh, I am at 27 kg for overhead press (strict). That's for reps; I haven't tested my max on that. I think I have naturally kinda big shoulders, though--I don't think they actually look that much bigger than they did before I started working out.