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10/15/14 12:23 A

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Welcome...you got a good program down as far as lifting just remember to add the eating.

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10/9/14 2:39 P

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Hi all! This looks like the perfect group for me. I'm 54 and currently about 30 pounds over my goal weight. I've exercised off and on most of my life (Air Force retiree). Running has always been my staple with strength training on the side but a knee injury has put that on hold for the time being, maybe forever. For the last five months I've been concentrating on regaining my overall muscle strength, particularly in my legs. I do spin class three times a week, zumba once, yoga twice, and strength training three times each week. Once in a while I throw in a plyometric workout for an extra calorie burn. My strength training is primarily free weights and body weight exercises. I recently joined a group of women who work with a trainer three times a week. She really puts us through the ringer! Anyway, my goal weight is 125 but will settle for 130 if my BMI and body fat percentage are at a good level.

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9/27/14 2:39 A

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Opposite experience for me. I didn't lose weight reliably when it was just diet and cardio. Adding muscle mass meant that my maintenance needs were higher, and then my body fat just came down steadily, even when I was undisciplined about cardio. Now that I'm at my goal weight, I notice that getting sick (periods of inactivity) causes weight loss, which I attribute to muscle loss from detraining. My body fat seems to fluctuate little; my muscle mass (and of course water weight) seem to be where my weight fluctuates now. So now "maintaining" means keeping my weight UP.

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9/25/14 11:55 P

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Hey Golfchick, Yes it is a challenge to find that balance between lifting and losing the fat as I have learned not the weight. I spend a lot of time using Bodybuilding.com ( I have the same user name there if you want to find and friend me) but anyway, I first started out here for 1.5 years on sparkpeople focused on cardio and wt loss then started wt lifting and learned alot on BB.com. Anyway, I start with a fasted cardio usually HIIT then hit the wts currently doing jim stoppani shred program (its on BB.com if you go there you see what I mean) then after the wt lifting I do another cardio of about 10-15-20 minutes. I do different body parts on different days then on cardio days I do 30-45 minutes of cardio and throw in some extra ab works. Now what I have found is that my wt is creeping down but my BMI has went down significantly. I was almost 38 and now at 26% (I bought a good caliber from my vitaminshoppe about $25, it stores the wt and measurements). I also used freedieting.com to determine the caloric and macronutrients I need with my workout schedule. I am in the gym doing something 5-6 days a week and here recently picked up golfing and doing water aerobics to mix things up. As you lift weights especialy using the larger muscle parts you will find that you are more hungry which is why the macronutrient balance is important. I just recently started Carb cycling and upped my water intake where now I am seeing more of a balanced wt loss. So to sum it up, if you are doing both it is going to be a challenge but it is doable, just that it will not be as fast as if you were focusing on one or the other. Let me know how it goes for you. And by the way, I am 53 and love the " I can't believe it" remarks and facial expressions.
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9/25/14 6:04 P

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Jumping in this thread with both feet! 47 years and counting, proud of every year.

Trying to find a balance between lifting weight and losing weight can be exhausting!! Since I'm training for Highland Games, right now lifting is taking precedence. I have banished my scale for the time being.

Anyone else out there have difficulty trying to strike this balance? Any hints on how to do this better??


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9/20/14 8:56 P

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I love this thread. You all are an encouragement.

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9/5/14 8:29 P

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Ah, batwings. Good luck with those incline pushups! Welcome.

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9/4/14 4:24 P

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Margo, I'm with you. Only the tendonitis hits my elbows, and I'm back before where I started. No challenge for the weight stuff, not until I get my joints used to working again.

By the way, I finished Week 8 day 1 today. Now, if I can just get the weightlifting started, I'll be all set!

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I'm Margo and am 63 and trying to do something about the hanging old lady arm flab emoticon

I've always had "weak" arms and when I've tried to strengthen them they don't like it and I end up in physical therapy for 3 months, etc. and now I recently learned I have arthritis in both shoulders so I'm just going to tootle along and get back to doing incline pushups on my nicely carpeted townhouse stairs lifting this overweight self and trying to increase reps v-e-r-r-y slowly.

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Sounds like a good plan, ARTISTSBRUSH. Welcome to the team.

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7/20/14 3:44 A

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Hi there,
I'm 51, and just starting back up with I guess you'd call them bodyweight exercises. I'm too far from a gym. So I've started the C25K, and I'm about to start the pushup and squat challenges on alternating days with the walk/jog routine. I figure that will keep me busy. I've always been what I thought of as muscular although now I seem to have joint issues. Could be weight, could be inactivity, or a combination of the two. I seem to get tendonitis relatively easily. So... I'm easing into this (I hope) and figured using the apps for the push ups and squats would make this a no brainer way to build some muscle and improve my eventual running.

Megan

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Nice to have you on the team, PARALEE

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5/30/14 5:30 P

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Yes! Instant feedback! We also know we are stronger because we feel stronger. I love to feel my muscles moving, even though they are hard to see right now. emoticon emoticon

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5/30/14 8:30 A

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Welcome PARALEE! Weight lifting is good because we know we are stronger when we can lift a heavier weight or do more reps.

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5/30/14 8:19 A

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I'm new to this team, just looking for a place that's active and encouraging! I like to lift weights, swing kettlebells, and do some bodyweight stuff. Mostly I just like to feel strong! I'm 54 and started lifting about 6 years ago. I've been less active for the past couple of years (insert long story here), but have been getting back to the gym on a more-or-less regular basis for the past 3 months. I know from past experience that I need accountability and companionship to keep my motivation up, so that's what I'm here for. :) Happy to provide the same for any and all of you.

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It's bodyweight, but maybe a 100 pushup challenge, or being able to move some multiple of your weight in a deadlift?

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Hi, and Happy Mother's Day to all of you who are Moms, and to those who love a child/children as you would your own!! :)

I am losing focus! Aaah!! I LOVE strength training, but I seem to have trouble finding a goal! I set a goal to run a 5k. Well yay! I did that (and still do), but I have no desire to be "fast" or to run a marathon at this point... I just want to be strong and ... well... kind of a badass (pardon my french!). However, when I go to the gym, I need something to shoot for. I am not interested in competition at all (only with myself), but I want to look forward to something.. I guess I could just do a "fitness test"..? But I don't know if that will be enough. Does anyone understand this?? It's like I want a "5k" for strength training! You know, an "event" where I can determine if I'm improving, or where I can show I'm at a certain "level" of strength-fitness.

Maybe I am totally whacked out and missing something- It's like I want something that just doesn't exist, but it's causing me to build a wall of indifference, and I know I don't want that!!

Any advice is welcome :)

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Thanks everyone for your suggestions, very helpful.

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4/26/14 2:47 P

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@ilove2012

Explore some of the SparkVideos -- they give tips for keeping your form and can be used over and over as you increase your weights.

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4/6/14 10:40 P

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Thanks CADYTUCKER! The 10 minute thing is one of my favorite techniques.

"Don't let the fear of the time it will take to accomplish something stand in the way of your doing it. The time will pass anyway; we might just as well put that passing time to the best possible use."

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3/28/14 11:41 A

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To Goosiemoon:

When I need motivation I usually tell myself "Just 10 minutes" I'll just do it for 10 minutes and quit. Of course once I start I don't quit, I give it the whole workout.

Otherwise I ask my Work out buddies to give me a kick in the A$$, cause that's what I need to get off my butt and do it. And it helps!

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3/27/14 11:56 P

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I'm just starting. Does anyone have any suggestions. My plan is to do more core moves and use 5-10lb dumbbells.

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2/28/14 5:07 P

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"Badass" and "bat wings" - clearly this is the team for me. Going to work on my 100 pushups challenge as soon as I finish my forums posts for the day. Thanks for the motivations, folks.

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2/24/14 1:20 P

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I'm sitting here Sparking, trying to motivate myself to move.
It's usually not this difficult.


"Don't let the fear of the time it will take to accomplish something stand in the way of your doing it. The time will pass anyway; we might just as well put that passing time to the best possible use."

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2/14/14 9:54 A

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While my weight puts me in the obese category, I have always loved being strong.
So, I lift weights and have beautiful muscles that are hidden under a layer of fat.
I still know that they are there, and while I figure out the better eating (slowly, but surely this is happening), my muscles are quietly keeping the metabolism fires burning and protecting my joints.

"Don't let the fear of the time it will take to accomplish something stand in the way of your doing it. The time will pass anyway; we might just as well put that passing time to the best possible use."

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2/12/14 11:11 P

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Crazy as it sounds, embrace the sore days as it means your body is repairing and getting stronger in the process! Gentle yoga stretches and epsom salt baths will help. Keep it up, and you will see the progress.



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I love your comment here. It's great that you have been strength training for a few years and see the progress! "Feeling badass and empowered".., yes I want that! I just started adding yoga and HIT workouts with weights and some dumb bells. I'm finally seeing the necessity of strength training. I'm so sore and looking to be stronger:)

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I'm 41 and determined to keep the flab at bay. Specifically, I'm waging a war against my bat wings and thigh and bum fat. I've been jiggling it in Zumba and recently started yoga and HIT training with weights. Hear me roar! Lol!

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"I think of myself as a dancer, so I dance"...me

"I think of myself as a healthy eater, so I eat healthy"...me

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1/31/14 7:55 A

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This year I will be 52 and the impact weight training has had is tremendous. I have been at it for a couple of years now and progress has been slow but steady. I love being able to easily handle weights the seemingly fit" people at the gym cannot and the badass feeling is empowering.

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1/19/14 9:22 A

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emoticon I too am getting back into it. I work out at home and I will be doing circuit training to start off and adding in an old Cory Everson DVD but for tomorrow it will only be Jillian Michaels' 30 day shred level 1 and some cardio too

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Getting back into exercise and weights after injury. It does not take long to see your hard work turn to soft mush. Working to get back into shape and be able to see the muscles!

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1/10/14 11:52 A

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Hello,

I've been reading through the posts on this team site and it sure seems like a great fit for me! I'll be 50 in April and have been working out seriously for about 1.5 years.

- 3-4 days per week I do circuit training DVDs (Insanity - high intensity high-impact body weight resistance; or Cathe Low-Impact Series - high intensity low impact with dumbbells).

- other 3-4 days I do yoga or pilates for flexibility and balance.

I've been reading lately that a lot of what's called "age-related" deterioration of muscle mass, bone density, cardio endurance, flexibility and balance is actually more "inactivity-related" rather than age-related (I like that emoticon ).

I had much more "age-related" deterioration 2 years ago then I do now, so I guess there is something to that theory and I figure I'll keep testing the theory for the next 40 years!!

Cheers!
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@Goosiemoon - I am quite heavy as well, and when I went for a massage recently, I was told by the masseuse that I am quite muscular. Well, that says it all. If we keep up with the weights, eventually we will get to see the muscles we have developed. Keep up the good work!

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1/1/14 11:39 P

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I love the feeling of lifting.
I'm obese, but I know those muscles are under there! emoticon

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Roseyone, it's funny you should leave that remark today, since this morning I was contemplating changing it. It's a quote from Mary Oliver, whose work I find hauntingly beautiful and starkly truthful, like a force of nature.

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the world offers itself to your imagination,
calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting –
over and over announcing your place
in the family of things.”
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Themfolk, I like your signature, can totally relate!!




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I'm 44 and my body is still quick to respond to training (and detraining) so I figure I'd better enjoy it while it lasts. I'm interested in getting stronger 'cause muscle is sexy and useful and because osteoporosis runs in the family and the only thing I know to do to make my body build bone is put weight stress on the bones I have. Planning now for my healthy dotage...
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I am 55 and am generally still fit, but have spent the last year recovering from a relatively minor (but painful and life-altering) spinal injury. My back tires easily at this stage of the game, but it doesn't bother me very often any more. However, the residual nerve damage left me with a tricky knee that inflates like a parade balloon at the least provocation...my wardrobe includes ace bandages and ice packs as standard equipment.

That having been said, I've been a home-based bodybuilding enthusiast all of my adult life. Most of my life has been lived too far away from any gym to drive conveniently, let alone on a regular basis, so I've pretty much always had my own equipment. During lean times I might not own a tv set, but I've always got free weights.

I started in 1977 at the age of 19. At that tender age I didn't have the good sense to start it on my own, but had a major crush on a guy who was really buff and spent a lot of time thinking and talking about his fitness goals and plans and who ate like every meal was a science project. The guy's name was Joe and he was really cute, but that's as far as it went with him - it didn't last long between us, but he had a major impact on my entire life, including my attitude, my sense of control, my health and everything else. I remember him fondly for that reason.

My kids are all grown, and all of them are familiar with "the iron".

I am currently working on leaning out and muscling up. I would like to achieve a contest quality body, even if I never step on a stage.

But...wouldn't it be *FANTASTIC* to be able to do that, and especially at this point in life? I love to imagine strolling onto a stage in my "old age" and smoking the competition?

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"Whoever you are, no matter how lonely,
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Yup, I'm sitting right there in the middle of this group - 49 and counting! I've been heavy on the cardio traditionally, but really looking to pump up this winter. Glad to find others my age that feel the same way!

Laurie

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I saw the thread title and knew this was for me. I want that strong feeling that comes with lifting weights. I have DVDs that I can use, plus dumbbells and a weight bench gathering dust.

Looking forward to meeting the team, and I'm glad to see there are over 50-year-olds!. What an inspiration for me!

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Iron Maiden since 1978, when I started with 2-lb. weights at a "health spa." Hope to do this to the day it all ends! Yes, recovering does take longer. However, we have learned to pace ourselves. This is a good time of life!

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Yea, kinda humbling to remember that it takes longer to recover now than it did "back in the day" --- but try giving giving yoga a second look after you settle into the first new activity.

"We are better than we know. If we can be made to see it, then for the rest of our lives, we'll be unwilling to settle for less."


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I think I've come to the realization that attempting 2 new routines/activities at a time isn't a good idea (at least at my age)......

I was just starting the routines in Female Body Breakthrough when I heard about a new yoga class starting up near me. I figured since it was once a week, how hard could it be? Well, it was definitely "power yoga", because the class totally wore me out the first 2 sessions! The instructor was really good and I was so into it I didn't realize how exhausting it was until the next morning when I ached just about all over. I had to wait until the DOMS quieted down before I could do a strength routine again, and by that time yoga class was just a few days away.

I guess my point is that starting something totally new REALLY shakes my body up now, much more so than in years past--but in a good way, of course emoticon

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THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR ADVICE

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Settimia, the best weight to start off with is a weight that is difficult to lift 8-12 times while maintaining GOOD FORM (Good form is crucial for staying injury-free!!!) This will be a different weight for different exercises and muscle groups worked. It will take experimentation. Muscles should be worked to "failure" ideally. "Failure" meaning until you can not lift the weight again because your muscles are too fatigued. The right weight and # of reps should leave you feeling your workout the next day, but not to the point of actual pain. (Pain is a warning signal and you should STOP immediately if you feel pain during exercise and lower your lbs lifted if you feel actual pain the next day--- not just fatigue or discomfort ---which are normal.) There is no magic formula that I can give that will hold true for everyone, as far as a starting point. The important part is to just get started and listen to your body. Once your routine feels too easy, plan to add 5-10 lb to the easy exercises next time. Build your strength gradually. Hire a personal trainer for a couple sessions if you can afford it. The biggest mistake I see women make is not lifting heavy enough weights to get results, so don't be timid. You will love the results weight training brings; it is very effective.

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HI I AM NEW TO WEIGHTS, BUT INTERESTED IN FINDING OUT MORE AND INCORPORATING SOME LIGHT WEIGHTS INTO MY FITNESS ROUTINE.

WHAT IS THE BEST WEIGHT TO START OFF WITH?

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I am almost 40 made 39 in September.... and I am natural no implants etc. Infact, I have been having trouble with binging but, I still have a hard body thank God!! Allthough, I am working on my eating and still a work in progress....

Use negetivity and name calling as your motivation.
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Bodybuilding makes you look strong but, what is most important for me is being strong both mentally and physically. I'm currently working on being both and will get there with time. Most of all I love bodybuilding and would not give it up for nothing.... I had a back injury the kind that could have stopped my training but, I will continue to train and get stronger and use that as a stepping stone to get stronger than ever. Luckily, I did not lose muscle but will build of the platform that I have and will work on my core more.....

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Use negetivity and name calling as your motivation.
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I love weight training. It makes me feel like a bad a$$, even though I look like a midwestern middle-aged SAHM. (not that there is anything wrong with that!) emoticon

I have loved The FIRM videos since 1987 and after several years of not exercising, have worked my way back up to the hour-long most difficult FIRM workouts. So proud of that.

I'm so lucky that I can work out hard...and I often think of those who cannot when I'm sweating.
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I've done several cd's of the firm. 1st time I could hardly walk! So its been off and on work-outs cause life got in the way. But healthy eating has to be learned. Cherie I've learned!

I,m Cherie, Been with sparker for 3 yrs, I like that I'm losing it slowly! Its a lifestyle!


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I started lifting weights back in 1988 (when I was 20) when the first FIRM video came out with Susan Harris. Exercising at home doesn't work for me any more (too many distractions) so I'm at the gym 5 to 6 days a a week, sometimes twice a day depending on my work schedule. I love the gym! As soon as I walk in I'm all business. Don't make any mistakes about it, I am there to work. Headphones, ipod, journal, water bottle, lifting gloves and a towel. Every day is something different so I don't get bored. I'm a big fan of the bodybuilding.com site. There are some great workout programs there. Jamie Eason's LiveFit, Kris Gethin's 12 Week Trainer, Bare Minimum Training and of course the Female Training Bible. I've tried them all at least once. I did 2 rounds of LiveFit and I'm planning a second round of Gethin's 12 Week Trainer in about a month. At the moment I'm giving my body a break and I'm following Bare Minimum Training for a while. It's nice to have a healthy habit, but I still struggle with eating right. I'm a foodie and my husband is my partner in crime! emoticon It's great to be here with you all!!

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I like p90 for strength training. I also like the firm maximum body shaping and add extra strength sets(I pause the dvd) for strength training. I like to warm up with 10 minute pilates upper body and 10 minute pilates lower body using a elastic cord. I used to do supreme 90 day fitness but it was too hard on my shoulders.

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I like weight training, hate cardio. I,m 61, and I would never quit. Have had some surgeries, but then I just do a little at a time. But please listen to your body, It will tell you what you need to do. I have saggy boobs to, so I wear a firmer bra. Love to help anyone!

I,m Cherie, Been with sparker for 3 yrs, I like that I'm losing it slowly! Its a lifestyle!


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I just did the Les Mills PUMP Pump and Burn again today and increased my weights for the squats. I have to work on my upper body strength and am loving this program!
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i think the purpose is to learn the moves then put them together for a 30 minute total body.

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