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VICMOR Posts: 30
1/6/13 2:03 P

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Thanks K! lots of good info on how to track the workouts. I finished day 2 yesterday and even though I went light on the weight, my elbow joints lats are really sore. Hoping today will be leg work to give my arms some rest. I will proceed slowly as I really want to be able to continue for the 90 days. It's smart to modify moves so as not to aggravate an injury. I will try to remember this as I proceed. Thanks for the reminder

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1/6/13 10:22 A

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Hi and welcome Victoria! Way to go restarting.
As for the tracking in Spark, yes you can put them in individually. When I first started Sparking and doing LiveFit I was putting in the individual moves. Well, I am lazy and love my spreadsheets, so I had them put into an excel spreadsheet (that I keep in a binder to bring downstairs for my workout and to log) and for ease on Spark I just selected weight training and logged overall minutes and sets/reps (total). Whatever works for you. The important thing is you are getting those workouts in:)

Shoulders... listen to your body. I have bad shoulders. Actually have always had problems with hyperextending joints. I have to focus hard on proper form, correct weight and do them slow. Because of my bad shoulders I STILL go low on weight and simply stay with the amount of reps in the workout. Many times I find myself going down weight during a workout. Probably always will be low weight. An injury can really set you back. I substitute the moves quite often. Raises destroy my shoulders if I do too many or if the weight is not super low. All of this and I have managed to get muscle and definition in my shoulders. Start with low weights, listen to your body and stop and reassess when that pain hits.

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1/5/13 5:57 P

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hey Victoria-- I use the individual exercises, such as "Traditional Lat Pulldown Machine" and then I save to favorites as well as saving a group (since LiveFit repeats each workout at least twice). Whatever works for you- you can just put in time spent.

As for an injury- only you (and your doctor) know what's best for your body, but my opinion is that you do what you can without overdoing it. Since the program is specifically set on 64%, 80, and 85% of YOUR maximum, you determine what that max is at the time and I'd be conservative with the shoulder work... when in doubt, go lighter. This program has specific weeks for lighter/more reps later-- keep that in mind.

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VICMOR Posts: 30
1/5/13 2:17 P

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Thank you both for the warm welcome. I completed day one yesterday and I do have 2 questions. First, is there a way to enter the daily workout in my fitness tracker. Right now I just selected a general "weight lifting" category. Also, last time I tried this, I injured my shoulder. Is the best way to prevent injuries to use low weights and more reps to start? Thanks for you help!

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1/4/13 5:42 P

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Welcome to the team Victoria! what a great start on great life transformation! This program is great for kicking it into gear and not only being healthier but feeling stronger and more fit!
If you have any questions, just let us know!

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1/4/13 3:59 P

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Welcome Victoria! Sounds like you are already have a leg up on clean eating...having done without the sugar & processed foods already will make it easier, in my opinion.

Good luck; this team is quite supportive!

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VICMOR Posts: 30
1/4/13 3:40 P

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Hi Everyone! I'm Victoria- I'm starting day one today and this time I think I will be able to stick with it. I've spent the last 2 months improving my diet and ditching the junk/processed food. Lost 20 lbs drinking green smoothies and cleaning out sugar, dairy and processed foods. I have been following Dr. Furhman's Eat to Live Plan and it is working! Since I have more energy now, I thought it was the perfect time to add weight training. Looking forward to the transformation, improved strength and health. My new goals are to loose an additional 50 pounds and get my body fat percentage to about 22%.

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