Hey there Nerlande:
So glad you are joining us! You are going to LOVE CLX -especially since you already enjoy Chalene Johnson. I'm no pro, but I'll let you know what I do and I'm sure others will post letting you know their ideas and techniques as well. This is a great group of people - encouraging, motivating and inspiring.
So when I first started CLX (I'm on round 2), the first week was a little rough since it was a learning curve for me. In the Burn Phase you do 10-12 reps, Push Phase you do 6-8 and then Lean you do 10-12, so I had to learn which of my muscles were weaker and which were stronger and go from there- sounds like you have head start though since you've been weight training. I started with 3s, 5s, 8s and 10s. I would really only use the 3s for the smallest muscles in the shoulders since I'm weak in that area. I had to adjust a bit here and there -sometimes increasing - but after the first week I had a better understanding of her program and what my true capabilities were.
Be careful on the SP calorie range for TJ. I used the tracker and the tracker overestimated my calories burn when I used to do Curves and later when I started TJ and other workouts I was doing and I didn't see much movement on the scale. I recently purchased a heart rate monitor and it doesn't really work as well due to some med issues I have but I noticed that I get a better estimate of my calories burned and I seem to burn about the same as for "general aerobics" - so say 45-50 minutes of cardio, I burn about 430.
Good luck! This is such a great program you are really going to look forward to pushing play. Whoo hoo!
| current weight: 218.0