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ERINTFG
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11/3/13 9:32 P

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I have 3 pounders, 5 pounders, 8 pounders, and 10 pounders. Anymore I pretty much only use the 8s and 10s. I expect I'm going to have to buy some bigger ones, but I'm not quite ready yet.

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FIELDWORKING
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11/3/13 6:05 P

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I have 10 and 15 lbs here at home. I know that I could use some heavier weights for some exercises, while 15 works well for the chest press. I want to save up to buy some heavier weights.



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BARBANNA
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11/3/13 5:06 P

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15

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.


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TACDGB
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11/3/13 4:51 P

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depends on the exercise. I do calf raises with 80 lbs. I do squats with 51 lbs. chest flyes with 20 lbs. and chest presses with 41lbs.

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JUSTEATREALFOOD
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11/3/13 9:03 A

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Oops double post, my connection is wonky this morning :/

Edited by: JUSTEATREALFOOD at: 11/3/2013 (09:04)
JERF - Just Eat Real Food


I'm a Certified Personal Trainer.

I eat mostly vegetables, fats, meats, some fruit and dark chocolate. Unprocessed and preservative free. And it's changed my life!

5'4"
Goal weight 125lbs
36 years old
2 kids

Keeping my blood sugar levels low on my high fat/ low carb/ moderate protein diet.


Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.

- Vince Lombardi


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JUSTEATREALFOOD
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11/3/13 9:02 A

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Lifting heavy is awesome, just use caution and don't hurt yourself.

I mostly do single sided strength training with free weights and kettlebells that involve a lot of core strength for stability.

Sets of 8-12 for most exercises.

Pistol squats - bodyweight
One leg dead lifts - 44# (my favourite kettlebell)
Bulgarian split squats - 44#
Turkish get ups - 20#
Step ups - 44#

Pull Ups with varying hand holds - body weight
TRX rows - body weight
One arm rows - 35#
Push ups - body weight/sometimes elevated feet
Chest flys - 20# just started doing this one again

Other favourite bodyweight exercises

Hanging knee raises
Planks
Mountain climbers
Burpees
Jumping lunges
Jump squats
Box jumps
Skipping
High knees

And last but not least yoga, lots of yoga!

Keep it up, your strong bones will thank you!


JERF - Just Eat Real Food


I'm a Certified Personal Trainer.

I eat mostly vegetables, fats, meats, some fruit and dark chocolate. Unprocessed and preservative free. And it's changed my life!

5'4"
Goal weight 125lbs
36 years old
2 kids

Keeping my blood sugar levels low on my high fat/ low carb/ moderate protein diet.


Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.

- Vince Lombardi


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JENNILACEY
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11/3/13 7:23 A

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Depends on what exercise I'm doing and my target reps. For isolation, anywhere from 15-45 lbs. For compound exercises I use a barbell with between 50-180 lbs.

"Time" isn't important when it comes to strength training. Challenging the muscle is. If you're lifting in the lower rep zone, you'll build strength faster than in the higher rep zone.

Edited by: JENNILACEY at: 11/3/2013 (07:31)

Take your focus off the Marshmallow.

www.leangains.com/2010/01/marshmallo
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"Toning" is marketing muscles to women who are afraid if they pick up a barbell, they'll leave the gym looking like She-Hulk. It doesn't happen, what does happen is you get results. Lifting Barbie weights does nothing but waste time.


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ZORBS13
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11/3/13 5:45 A

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between 15 and 80.

“Sometimes the moments that challenge us the most, define us.” - Deena Kastor

Agatsu Kettlebell Instructor
Can-Fit-Pro Personal Trainer Specialist
9x marathon finisher/17x half marathon finisher
Mom (b. March 12, 2010)


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GRANDMAFRANNY
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11/3/13 2:00 A

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I WENT FROM 12LB TO 17 AND IT WAS emoticon BUT I HANDLED IT CAUTIOUSLY. BUT W/ THAT IT SEEMS MY TIME OF emoticon DROPPED A LOT SO WHAT DO YOU THINK IS BEST?

SPARK YOU LATER !!!!!

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