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Do the French even lift? About to move to southern France and worried I won't be able to find a gym and will lose all my gains.
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The French don't lift. Too cucked.

You'll find the gyms filled with newly arrived 'French' though. Sure.
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>>35612943

French are anti-fit

Very social , facialy aeshtetic , not autistic about clean food and regulary drink wine in public chat up cutie pie American Ashley's and Jessica's and jizz on them all night long.
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>>35613331
Stop watching TV Jason, apart from eating frogs and snails there's nothing special about us
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I'm frenchfag and this whole cliché is stupid. We got gyms just like every country do, with NYR, DYEL and more ...
Can I ask you where are you going ?
Toulouse ? Marseille ?
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>>35613367

Why? Been to France two times now and it's amazing country for aeshtetic people like me , the only real problem is french women are ugly
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>>35613403
>went to France 2 times
>hurr durr women are ugly

Wtf
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If there's one thing to look out for: The French smell horrible.
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>>35612943
Well I am french and I lift. I am also conservative af. We're few and far between but we exist.
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>>35613435
Just like every american is obese and uneducated am i rite ?
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>>35613483
kek french memes
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France is a DYEL nation.

My family has a house near Bordeaux, the best you get is smelly lean hippies or Arabs with fatceps.
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>>35613399
Toulouse. Arriving as a 100% ignorant American so have no idea what to expect on the gym scene. They have a few crossfire there so absolute worst case ... fuck I can't believe I'm sinking this low.
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>>35613617
Crossfire = Crossfit.
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>>35613617
Toulouse is alright, some dude from here does videos on YouTube, he is fucking stupid but he sometimes shows where he goes to lift and places are OK. Lots of bike and shit but I don't think it lacks anything.
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>>35613617
you could always home gym
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That's funny OP, I'm about to move to northern spain. I've lived in Paris though and I can tell you that people will be rude to you unless you learn some french. One french course is enough to prepare you.

France also has some of the lowest levels of English proficiency so be warned. Watch out for non whites.
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>>35613764
Wouldn't americans be rude too if I didn't learn english to communicate ? It's easy as that, if you want to live in a country, you learn its language and nobody will bother you
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>>35613764
OP here. I studied Spanish in school, so coming in with zero French. Planning on learning as much as I can. Lot of foreigners passing through Toulouse because of Airbus so hopefully there will be easy access to French-as-a-second-language classes.

But for the gym I just need survival phrases to start
>how many sets you have left
>you using that?
And then just enough to hit on the cardio bunnies.
>a-a-are you an archaeologist?
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>>35613897

If you wanted people to speak French you should have conquered most of the world, shouldn't you?
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>>35614192
How many sets do you have left ?
Combien de séries il te reste ?
You using that ?
Tu utilises ça ?

Hitting on cardio bunny
Salut je viens des États-Unis, tu connais pas des endroits sympa à visiter :) ?
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>>35613617

> Toulouse.

You're OK, man. People in the south east are more likely to lift, but you'll do just fine. Plus Toulouse is a pretty decent city to live in, everything's pink and they have an adorable accent.
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>>35612943
dude, no one in southern europe or france lifts
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Bordeaux reporting in. A lot of gyms but not many people lift. But finding gym is easy peasy.
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>>35614630
>tfw you understand french
KILL ME
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>>35614721
Forgot pic
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>>35614630
Dont say those phrases you just insulted all their moms as cocksuckers
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>>35612943
Get ready to faire de la musculation.

Been years since I took french. Can any francocuks confirm if this is correct?
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>>35614721
I AM french ... That explains a lot

>>35614742
Faire de la musculation is right, it means going to lift
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>>35614805
Does "muscualtion" actually translate to "lifting"? Or is "bodybuilding" a closer translation?
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>>35614867
"musculation" is a better translation for lifting
Bodybuilding has a more professional/specialized meaning
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>>35614805
I'm talking about meself, mate.
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>>35614925
Mes excuses
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>>35614867

"musculation" derives from "muscler" which is a verb that means "develop muscles".
So musculation is "muscle development".
We don't have a word for "bodybuilding" (we just say "bodybuilding", there aren't nearly as many words in french than there are in english) and it's kind of a sub-genre of musculation, like weightlifting ("haltérophilie").
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American here. I married a French girl and am now living in Lille.

For French women, it's fashion>muscles
Any French woman would much rather a dyel that dresses suave as fuck than a sickcunt who wears gym shorts and a t shirt. Don't get me wrong, the love bodies too, but how you look while dressed always comes first.

On another note, you won't find any good barbell guns like the US, it's all shitty machine gyms and cardio machines.
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>>35614987
What the fuck is a barbell gun?
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>>35616032
You could probably infer that he meant gym. the u and n key are next to the y and m key on a qwerty keyboard.
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>>35614987
French women also dislike nonwhites
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The god of french /fit

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EeoU6rSWTBQ
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>>35613617
People here are facially very aestethic but usually unfit and have bad posture (at least the women, don't really analyse guys in that way). There are quite a lot of gyms here but be prepared to pay big bucks for membership. As a side note it's a good idea to learn at least a little bit o french before your arrival, people don't speak english here.
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>>35616417
>tibo inshape cest que pour les DYEL
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>>35614630
>this beta
kille mee nowe

of course OP there are gyms what the fuck senpai, theres even internet and iphones and shit
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>>35614987
>lille
>french
End your life please
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>>35614987
>lille
>couscous
Salut mohammed.
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Lifting is regarded as a narcissistic and superficial activity here. It's more popular in the south but it won't make any difference for you. You'll find gyms anywhere
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>>35613331
This is really uninformed. I went to Southern France and old people passed me when I was bicycling. I got passed by 80 year old men. The French are very fit.
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>>35613435
>>35613483
So that's a yes?

The entire city of Paris smells like urine, and I saw rats everywhere.
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>>35619196
Is that wrong?

Women love narcissistic and superficial men, it's biology.
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>>35612943
I used to live down the street from a recreational gym, with basketball courts and what not. Never walked in since this was before my /fit/ days so I can't tell you if they had weights and stuff. This was roughly 2010
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>>35614987
>Moving for a grill
When will /fit/ ever learn
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>>35614987
>barbell guns
that american freudian slip
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>>35616380
fml. Moving to Germany
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>>35616380
I actually hit it off pretty well in Baguetteland and smashed a lot of qts but it does help that I'm pretty good looking.
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>>35623628
Enjoy getting raped by Syrians lmao
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>>35614987
Yeah, if you want to find good barbell gyms in France, look for "force athlétique" clubs (powerlifting).
[spoiler]UN fitizen dans l' Ch'Nord et faut qu'ce soit un ricain T_T[/spoiler]
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>>35623721
you're talking to a syrian
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of course they lift

every first world country has plenty of gyms for health gains

>captcha:
>Select all images with french fries.
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>>35624034
belgian fries you fucker
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>>35624010
in that case kill you're self plz, you are not wanted here
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I can assure you that the gym and fitness culture is nowhere strong. Some rare people actually lift, but most people are skinny and as someone said before, have horrible postures. The style of living is very different in France and I think it's legit to say that trying to achieve muscles is generally considered as a bit barbaric and uncivilized. But for their defense, they dress damn well.

Whereas I also hold personal experience from other European countries too, and in Spain they are manlets who only do bicep curls and bench press, seriously.

In Netherlands people are tall but often lanklets. Bad postures too. They aren't fat, often skinny but not that they'd lift really.

At Finnish and Swedish gyms you see many men who are very well built, wide shoulders and buff looks. I think it comes down to genetics and dem Nordic people have to be resistance for cold so they are more heavy built than people in south. And the entire gym culture is really strong there, you actually see many people lifting decent weights and having some real muscles. Also the women are tall and they have very wide shoulders and strong legs. I'm pretty sure that an average lifting Finnish girl is more wide than an average Spanish dude, not even kidding.
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>>35612943
it's hard to find a proper gym with free weights

most places are fruity musculation places with shit tonne of machines and treadmills

most french men don't lift

most french girls like men that lift, probably related to above

my personal experience
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>>35614630
>Hitting on cardio bunny

>not "Excusez-moi, mais et-tu un archéologue? Parce que je avez un grande os
pour tu d'examiner"
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>>35616511
French people in general and especially French women are among the slimmest people in Europe. Maybe it's the reason why gyms aren't that popular. Though I'm not even sure that gyms are less popular in France than anywhere else.

Fun fact: France had banned creatine until 2006.
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>>35624214
Excuse-moi. Est-ce tu une archéologue ? C'est parce que j'ai un gros os à faire examiner.

But it won't work. Just ask: "Ca te dis de tirer un coup ? Chez moi ou chez toi ?"
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>>35624331
>Ca te dis de tirer un coup ? Chez moi ou chez toi

you forgot to add "non homo"
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>>35624274
I live in France, creatine is legal here...
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>>35624214
Not sure about the south of France, but I know in former colonies, current overseas territories and Paris it would be extremely rude to tutoie somebody you don't even know.
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>>35624010
Pls stay away from Germany. We are gonna start deporting you shits soon anyway
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>>35625238
Höcke ;)
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>>35625166
> until 2006
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>>35612943

http://www.gymbodyclub.fr/

Check it out.
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