By Johnny - United States - Memphis
Today, I sold some weights that were way too heavy for me on Craigslist. I felt okay with not being able to lift them when I saw the other man, who was a pretty buff dude; that is until of course he informed me he was buying them for his wife. FML
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  vitty_z  |  16

Yeah I was just joking, but he doesn't say how heavy the weights were so its hard to tell how embarrassing it is for him. If they were really heavy then she's probably ripped like her husband. But if they were lighter then that's when it gets awkward..

  saksxalmo  |  20

It depends on the woman and the man tbh. Some medical conditions cause some women to produce more testosterone/muscle mass than some men. Some men have low testosterone. Maybe you see those as exceptions, but I don't. Besides, the wife could just be better than OP. Practice makes perfect and whatnot

  cradle6  |  13

Men are genetically stronger than women. Men have much more muscle mass and much higher amounts of testosterone.

Men are stronger than women unless the woman uses steroids (even then there's no guarantee).

I know people like to say that "everyone is the same" but this is really far from reality.

As for the FML, there's a million different exercises you can do with free weights, and there's no way to know which exercises OP felt were too hard.

For example, OP might not be able to curl the weights, but could easily dumbbell press them. The wife could also need them for an "easier" exercise.

  Opheliac73  |  8

I don't like how you regard a woman being stronger than a man as being so unheard of. Yes, men are stronger on average but that doesn't mean that OP is very strong or that the man's wife is on steroids.

  saksxalmo  |  20

There's a huge difference between the average man being "stronger" (debateable depending on how you define the word--women have physical advantages that are often ignored) & EVERY man being stronger than every woman. Individual body types, age, practice, & diet can make a bigger difference than sex.

  shannonreneee  |  11

A lot of woman are unnoticeably strong. You don't need to necessarily bulk up. I know girls who lift heavier weights than most men, but don't look like body builders.