Hi all. I have recently started back into training after many years away from the gym, and I am loving it. Even when I can barely walk 2 days after a squat session, it is good pain right? I came across T-Nation last week while surfing the net for training program ideas, and now I regularly drop in on the beasts over at the powerlifting forum and the powerful women here (MiM, PMPM and KimbaKimba are just some of my favourite contributors).
The reason for dropping in on your forum is to ask for your help. I have a close friend in Canada who is about to hit the big 3-0 next month and she is the girl who has everything. I'm stumped for a b'day present idea. She likes to hit the gym most days and when she's not doing some sort of cardio, she cranks some pretty decent weight (e.g. 40kg/88lb dumbell rows at a b.w. of about 70kg/154lb).
I was thinking I might put together 2 playlists for her - 1 for cardio days and 1 for weight sessions and then download them both onto an iPod for her b'day present.
My question is in 2 parts: (1) is that a lame gift idea? and (2) what the hell does a 30 year old woman want to listen to? I like Eminem (Lose yourself), Rage against the machine (killing in the name of), almost anything from AC\DC, quite a lot of Pink...basically anything to get the blood pumping.
I know she had a girl-crush on Pink for a while but otherwise I would only be guessing what she listens to. Over to you, please. What music makes the cut? (and if that is a lame gift, what should I send her instead?)