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8/7/13 6:23 P

nothing today emoticon

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7/31/13 2:16 P

interesting site

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7/31/13 1:33 P

Thank you everyone for your responses! I will definitely check out your recommendations.

GRACEFULIFE Posts: 1,705
7/31/13 10:49 A

I would have to review the program again as I haven't looked at NROL for a while. I can tell you that NROL4W takes a lot of time compared to a program like Starting Strength, which takes a heck of a lot of time compared to a program like BB's. BB has the efficiency thing down for sure.

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7/25/13 8:25 A

thanks for the info

BREWMASTERBILL SparkPoints: (31,080)
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7/24/13 8:58 P

Men and women have the same musculature. There are not really exercises that are geared towards a gender. They all work the same.

I agree that New Rules of Lifting is a good book for strength training basics. Good recommendation.

R383CC48 Posts: 1,022
7/24/13 6:38 P

I really like this book: The New Rules of Lifting www.amazon.com/books/dp/158333338X for basic weightlifting advice. This book is geared toward guys, but I really like it for myself for a full body workout that doesn't take a whole lot of time.

I hope this helps.

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7/24/13 4:51 P

Also, when you have a good trainer it is very motivating. He or she will not allow you to slow down, complain or quit... emoticon

CHERIMOOSE Posts: 390
7/24/13 3:56 P

You'll need to explain your reasoning in detail if you want to be persuasive, and not just come across as a heckler.

GRACEFULIFE Posts: 1,705
7/24/13 1:55 P

Hahahaha lunges. Good joke.

IMO that routine has some good points but mostly sucks.

Edited by: GRACEFULIFE at: 7/24/2013 (13:59)
CHERIMOOSE Posts: 390
7/20/13 2:14 P

I agree about working with a good personal trainer. They can give you a customized routine, and also fix mistakes in exercise form that the websites don't cover. Check google for "choosing a personal trainer" for tips on finding a good one (not all are good, unfortunately).

If you can't work with a trainer, i posted a link to a good routine on my Spark Page. I like it a little better than Starting Strength because it covers a broader range of human movements (lunges, for example), and all the exercises are done standing, which is how our body functions best.

I have no problem with cardio, by the way. It's an effective way to burn calories when you can't get out and play sports on your non-lifting days.

GRACEFULIFE Posts: 1,705
7/20/13 1:25 P

Spark's guide to strength training is crap.

Stumptuous is great in general, but this is overly complexified.

Do the Brewmaster. Don't overdo the extra cardio. Preferably do none--just go play a sport a couple times a week. Give yourself something to train for, and stop exercising. Just train and play. Done.



Edited by: GRACEFULIFE at: 7/20/2013 (13:27)
BOB240 SparkPoints: (5,905)
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7/19/13 11:45 A

Brewmasters routine is pretty spot on. For the majority of people there is little or no point in doing anything else..

Forget crunches, bicep curls, Bosu balls,, leg warmers.. The lifts Brewmaster has published have been around for decades and are well proven.

Get this. Your strength will improve and you'll "tone up" but you're unlikely to get bulky :)

Despite its efficacy... most people will still prefer a JM workout DVD.. sigh....

Edited by: BOB240 at: 7/19/2013 (11:47)
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7/19/13 7:02 A

That's a good idea, also if you join a gym it is sometimes offered. Maybe 2 or 3 sessions in the beginning.

MOTIVATED@LAST Posts: 14,172
7/18/13 8:01 P

Also try Spark's Reference Guide to Strength Training www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitness_artic
les.asp?id=1033


If you ask them, the gym will likely provide someone who can show you how to use the equipment safely for free - although this will fall short of what you would get out of a personal trainer for even a session or two.

M@L

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7/18/13 4:32 P

NSMANN Posts: 965
7/18/13 3:27 P

If you can afford, hire a personal trainer for a month or two to show you how to do the moves until you get the hang of it. If you can't afford that, just stick to the weight machines as there is less room for error.

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7/18/13 2:43 P

I know what you mean

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7/18/13 2:42 P

Thank you!

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7/18/13 1:57 P

MSLATISHA SparkPoints: (3,226)
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7/18/13 1:42 P

I am at a complete lost when I walk into the gym! My comfort zone is the elliptical machine but I want my workouts to count. My goal is weight loss and muscle tone. I am 30 lbs overweight. Any advice on what I should do or where I should look for information on a strength training routine? I would like to dedicate 3 days to strength training and 3 days to cardio. Thanks!

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