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CHRISBEM SparkPoints: (38,142)
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1/11/13 3:10 P

I appreciate seeing a guy encouraging women to get into weight lifting

BREWMASTERBILL SparkPoints: (31,088)
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1/11/13 12:59 P

Please encourage other women. It's lonely over here with just us guys ... lol. For real though, weight training is great for all of us and a program like NROL4W works for boys and girls. Soreness is not an indicator of progress, more weight on the bar is progress. I think NROL does a good job of explaining progression. Keep going, you're on a good path!

MOLLYJACKSON82 SparkPoints: (0)
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1/10/13 9:47 A

I love the program! I am sore EVERYWHERE but no pain no gain! I also have never wondering into the free weight area of the gym...let alone never left the womens only area! I am so glad this book forced me to because it is not as overwhelming as I thought and even if a lot of people are at the gym, they are all on the cardio machines and the weight area is free to move around and no lines. I do notice though that i am one of maybe a couple women in that area...sad!

DMJAKES Posts: 1,635
1/10/13 8:38 A

I would highly recommend any of the books in the series, and I do agree with the previous poster who said New Rules of Lifting for Life might be the best one to start with----it's got a wider range of exercises to choose from so that it's easier to customize to your level of fitness.

I started off with NROL for Women and it gave me the confidence to wander into the free weight area of my gym----something I'd never done before. I'm just finishing up with my first go round with NROL for Life, and even with a layoff during stage 3 for a shoulder/neck injury, I've made gains in strength, balance and agility. I hate to admit it, but the warmup kicked my butt the first few times. At my age, finding something that does me that much good is definitely a worthwhile use of gym time!

I love the way the routines are spelled out for you, the exercises are shown with pictures and descriptions, and there are log sheets provided both in the book and on their web site. The authors have a very no-nonsense approach and don't pull any punches. I think I'll have to order the Supercharged book this weekend!

KRISTEN_SAYS SparkPoints: (82,009)
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1/9/13 5:46 P

I plan on buying the book from amazon! I've heard great things about it.

SOCAL_LEE SparkPoints: (43,325)
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1/9/13 5:39 P

I love the New Rules of Lifting series. I've done NROL4W, NROL for Abs, and NROL for Life -- and am now about to get NROL Supercharged. It only took a couple of months for me to notice gains in muscle and strength and an accompanying reduction in body fat. The programs are sensible, easy to follow, and challenging. They're good if you're a novice to strength training or if you've had extensive experience. Several women at my gym noticed the changes in me (and the fact that I was always carrying the book around) and started the program as well.

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1/9/13 9:57 A

I've read the NROL4W book. It's a good looking program, better than 99% of the things I've come across. Any program focusing on compound barbell lifts with progressive overloads is generally a good program.

STARANGEL1200 SparkPoints: (2,775)
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1/9/13 9:49 A

I do the strength exercises on the videos I think they are good

MOLLYJACKSON82 SparkPoints: (0)
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1/9/13 9:20 A

I wonder why I couldn't find that team when I searched...huh. I deleted my team and joined that one. I am going to do workout 2 of stage 1 tonight and I am still so sore it will be interesting!!! stairs kill me right now! but I love how the book concentrates on making sure you work all your muscles together and not so individual and boy even after one workout i can feel the soreness everywhere so i know the workouts are doing what they intend. love it so far and can't wait to say i am on stage 7!

BASKETLADY13 Posts: 301
1/8/13 4:16 P

I've never heard of this, but it sounds like something I would be interested in. I'm going to check into it. Thanks for the info.

SARAHD33 SparkPoints: (45,430)
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1/8/13 3:53 P

Hi! I love NROL 4 Women. I am actually just finishing it up. I have three workouts left in Stage 7. I think the whole series is just fantastic. I have gotten so much stronger!
I did New Rule of lIfting for Life before this one, and I actually liked that one even better. My New Rules of Lifting Supercharged (the latest in the series) will arrive tomorrow.

There is a team already, though it is not super active. Here is a link:

I believe Lou Shuler has pretty active forums, and he posts there, too.

MOLLYJACKSON82 SparkPoints: (0)
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1/8/13 2:46 P

Hi everyone! I am wondering if there is anyone around that has followed The New Rules of Lifting for Women. I just started it last night and I am sore!!! I also couldn't find a team on here for this program so I created one. Feel free to join if you are interested! It is a great book and you can get it easily on or book stores. It shows you how to lift like a man and not look like a man. It is a myth that women will get bulky! Good read if you are interested in building some muscle.

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