THE DISPARATE COUPLE
Byron wondered why he even bothered!!! After eight
months of faithfully working out three times a week, he still weighed only 135
pounds and had arms that resembled spaghetti!!! "Okay," he said under his
breath, "let's see if we can do tonight!!!" Lying on his back, he hoisted the
barbell into the air in an attempt to bench press ninety pounds, and almost
instantly he realized that he was in trouble after he brought the bar down to
his chest!!! Desperately he tried to heft the iron off of his body, but the more
he struggled, the weaker he seemed to become!!! The first rule about bench
pressing is to always use a spotter, and at that very moment Byron was
discovering the wisdom of that particular idiom!!! He tried screaming for help,
but the air had been forced from his lungs, leaving him in the very precarious
position that he may suffocate in a room full of people!!! As unconsciousness
began to overtake him, the bar miraculously was wrenched off chest and blessed
air filled his burning lungs!!!
After coughing for a second or two, he struggled to his feet to thank his
savior, but much to his chagrin he was standing face to face with a woman!!!
"Hey, dummy," she said while shaking her head from side to side, "don't you know
enough to use a spotter, you can get killed using free weights by yourself!!!"
"If ya want to lift alone, use a machine," she said while walking away!!! He
chased after her and stuck his hand out and gushed, "Of course you're right, I
just want to thank you, I was in real trouble back there, and by the way, my
name's Byron!!!" She gave him a quick once over before breaking into a broad
smile and taking his hand in her powerful hand and replying, "Well, I didn't
mean to snap at you Byron, but I just didn't want to see you get hurt, come on
over here, and spot for me, okay!?!" As she walked in front of him, Byron for
the first time got a good look at her, and to say the least she was the most
muscular woman he had ever seen in his life!!! While she wasn't pretty, she had
a wholesome looking face with a solid Nordic features and a shock of blonde hair
that was short enough not to need a comb!!! As she positioned herself under bar
that contained at least two hundred pounds he offered in all seriousness, "I
don't know if you should be trying this, I don't know how much I could help you
if you got into trouble!!!" In a quick motion, the blonde giant grabbed the bar
and let it down to her chest and replied, "No problem, Byron, this is an easy
one for me," and then proceeded to press the bar ten times quickly before
returning it to the cradle!!! After five more sets, she sat up and toweled off
her face and offered, "How about a soft drink, I'm buying!!!
They sat against the wall, sipped their diet colas, and talked while
absentmindedly watching others work out! He found out that her name was Arianna,
that everyone called her Ari for short, and that she had been working out for
about five years! After taking a drink from his can of pop, Byron asked
casually, "May I ask you a personal question!?! "Shoot," she replied quickly!!!
How much do you weigh, I've never seen a woman built like you!!!" She chuckled
before answering and replied, "That's a compliment I hope, but to answer your
question, I weigh 225 pounds, give or take a pound or two!!!" "Geesh," he
replied in awe, "I've been working out like a dog for over six months and still
look like a bag of bones!!!" She put her hand on his arm and said softly, "Some
people just have trouble building muscle mass, it has nothing to do with how
much you work out, it's all physiological, kind of like you're preordained!!!"
He was listening to her answer, but what he really was thinking about was the
feeling that shot through him when she touched his arm, incredible!!!
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