pump some iron

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pump (some) iron

To lift weights (to improve one's body shape or increase one's muscle mass). My brother-in-law is obsessed with pumping iron and getting huge biceps. I'm going to gym after work to pump some iron.
See also: iron, pump

pump (some) iron

tv. to lift weights. Andy went down to the gym to pump some iron.
See also: iron, pump
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Pump some iron "Add some weight lifting to your exercise regimen to help lose weight and stay fit.
Wanna pump some iron? Fancy a quinoa and oat milk smoothie?
"Anderson can get to 176 pounds, and McGregor would have to pump some iron," he added.
Woods then went to pump some iron, explaining: "I'm not going to practise after this round.
Pump some iron as Sweddy Bear, save the world as Toilet Paper Man, spread the love as Cupid and just have fun being a Country Bumpkin, The Jumping Dead Zombie, Creepy Clown, Zeus, the Grim Reaper, and Spring Chicken, just to name a few.
Executive types might want to forego the expensive gyms on and off Broad Street to come and pump some iron here in the outdoor gym.
Pump some iron, whether it's a body pump class, body weight exercises at home or lifting weights in the gym, this is the best way to burn fat and shape the muscles fast.
"I am a morning person," says the actor as he gets ready to pump some iron. Varun confesses that he enjoys working out at the gym; which is a good thing, as the actor is going to have to bulk up for his upcoming movie, Main Tera Hero.
So quit your jibber-jabber and let's pump some iron...
The 35-year-old singer, who has endured pain in his back, knee, and groin, revealed he was planning to pump some iron to get fit again.
Enjoy a swim, pump some iron in the gym, try out a gentle exercise class (or even a vigorous Cycle Reebok class, if you have the energy) and chill out in the beautiful grounds.
A few years later he was persuaded by a particularly eager work mate to go and pump some iron in the gym.
It's compounded by the fact that most players, when they get a bit of free time, are more likely to go to the gym and pump some iron than out onto the field with five or six balls to practise kicking.
WORKERS can pump some iron during their lunch break thanks to a new outdoor gym.