Saturday, January 16, 2010

She really is strong

I featured Crystal West last week. Here is another one from her

My name is Crystal West and I am 44 years old. In this video I do one pull-up with 75 pounds added on.


Jim Purdy said...

Very impressive!

AT22 said...

I'd really like to see a typical week's workouts for her.

Also, I think many women would be amazed at how lean, yet how strong, she is (and maybe men too!). I think most women believe that to be strong you've got to bulk up. Here is proof you do not!

JB said...

Another fine clip of a very strong chinner.

Some exercises DO benefit from the subject being bulkier... squats and bench presses come to mind. But, chinning is one where larger girths really do little, if anything, to improve lift leverage. The curl is another.

Muscle alone will do the trick without any extra "marbling."

There is, of course, a relationship between the cross-sectional area of a muscle and its power, so added lean muscle will help.


HR = How? Really! said...

It is primarily a biscep pull up. Tell her to do a wide grip and I shall be impressed.


Chris said...

Spell biceps correctly and I might be impressed