SparkPeople Weight Lifting 20's Team Messageboard People in their twenties who love weight lifting! Come join and give advice and share struggles. SparkPeople Weight Lifting 20's Team Messageboard Hello! New Here! Hi! I'm Lori and I'm new to SparkPeople. I'm also thrilled to be here and to be beginning a life of healthy living! I hope to get to know you all during this journey of mine! So here's to good health and awesome friends! Happy Sparking! Mon, 25 Oct 2010 20:49:37 EST My Name is Matt and I like to workout Well, obviously my name is Matt and I'm pretty new to this website. I just got out of the Army in April and am now enrolled in college. My parents told me about this website and am becoming more and more used to it. I just wanted to introduce myself and just say that I look forward to exchanged great fitness tips and tricks with everyone. Thu, 8 Jul 2010 20:28:39 EST What makes you motivated? I get motivated when I see toned tummies. Also, when I set rewards for myself for accomplishing my goals. Wed, 19 May 2010 13:55:28 EST Hi everyone I had been apart of this site before, but my goals were set to "maintain" and so I never got many results because my diet was still much higher in calories. At the time, of course, I wasn't too interested in losing weight. Now I have a new account for "losing" even though I don't wish to lose much. I mainly want to lose some body fat, tone up and strengthen my muscles, and just have better cardiovascular health. For exercise, I enjoy Zumba (my favorite), yoga, running, swimming, elliptical, f... Mon, 8 Feb 2010 09:59:49 EST need help making a weight lifting plan Hey I've been going to the gym 6days a week and doing mostly cardio. I've been picking up the 5lb dumbells and doing some excercises my friend taught me, but honestly I have no idea what parts of my body they are working, how often I should be lifting or really anything about strength training. There is a lot of stuff on google but it all says different things and honestly it's kind of overwhelming. Does anyone know of a good book or website that they reccomend to someone just beginning their... Sun, 7 Feb 2010 01:47:11 EST Military in Japan gettin my swoll on I'm the new guy. I dont like to run but its a requirement in the air force. I run 1.5 miles in about 9.3 mins but my true passion is lifting heavy things. I am a military Fitness Specialist(official title)lol and I have a Bachelors in Pre-Sports Med and Exercise Science. Hit me with any questions about fitness. Tue, 8 Dec 2009 06:00:18 EST have some help co - leading this team with challenges and anything else Fri, 30 Oct 2009 15:31:37 EST nov challenge what do you think? Sun, 25 Oct 2009 18:41:19 EST When is your birthday Mines jan 5 when yours? Thu, 22 Oct 2009 17:11:05 EST what about november challenge what do you think Sun, 18 Oct 2009 22:14:05 EST hello members! well im back into fitness and nutrition. I hope it sticks! Wed, 26 Aug 2009 05:54:27 EST July Challenge: 75 Full Body Sessions! <em>84</em> <em>34</em> <em>85</em> <BR> <BR> Alright! Here we go. 75 sessions. We'll need new people participating, old people to stick with it, and more encouragement all around. <BR> <BR> I'm seeing a few regular members here participating, but not much being said from you guys. This is YOUR team. Don't be shy. I feel like I'm talking to a wall here so help me out. Wed, 1 Jul 2009 20:46:56 EST New here! Just stopping in to say HI! I'm 25 and located in Quakertown, PA. Thu, 25 Jun 2009 09:53:56 EST New Members! Please say HI!!!! Don't be shy guys. Just post a simple hi if you've nothing more to say. We all would like to say welcome to ya'! Fri, 5 Jun 2009 20:50:35 EST How was May on the Weight Lifting Front? May has come and gone and you've had some time to think about it. So how was May for you? <BR> <BR> Did anything significant happen to ya' last month? In life and in weight lifting? Fri, 5 Jun 2009 20:44:27 EST June Challenge: Lift Weights 2 or 3 times per week For our June challenge (and please don't enter or record until June ;P) we will be goaling for 40 sessions. This one should be easier to keep track of as it will provide three check marks per week and you just check it off on the days you complete it. The May challenge will remain up for a few days and then will be removed. <BR> <BR> Have fun. :) Fri, 22 May 2009 23:48:21 EST New Leadership Weight Lifting 20's Hey y'all! <BR> <BR> Some of you may already know, but I'll make it official. I've taken over as co leader of the team. You can expect a lot more activity at headquarters now as we slowly get rolling again. So let me introduce myself! <BR> <BR> My name is Manda, I'm 25, and I have always enjoyed the dumbbell but never really took it seriously. I'm new to sparkpeople but not so new to leading online groups. I decided to try my hand at shepherding this team mainly to ingratiate myself to this... Wed, 20 May 2009 00:41:34 EST May Challenge: Strength Train 2 Times Per Week The goal this month is 20 and I think we'll make it. <BR> <BR> Thanks to mylily and starlina for joining the goal! Keep up the good work! <BR> <BR> <em>250</em> Mon, 18 May 2009 21:23:40 EST Team Challenge Please join the team goal to strength train at least twice a week. Since our active members are pretty small right now, the total goal is 20. Next month, we'll raise the bar! :) Thu, 14 May 2009 17:06:22 EST Hi, I'm new Hi, my name is Virginia and I'm 21 years old. I love to lift weights, but currently can only do so in a weights class at the college (I don't have the income to afford a gym membership). Wed, 13 May 2009 15:41:49 EST confused i was wondering, if you over do your calories or if you over do a day of say chocolate (its that time of the month) if i worked out in the gym on cardio a bit more would it kind of even it out not to gain anything? i usually dont do this but for the last few days ive kinda over done it on sweets i havnt gone over my ranges but i have ate more sweets the usual so i was just wondering Tue, 17 Mar 2009 20:10:52 EST Where is everyone? Hey I was excited when I saw this group, I love weight lifting gym classes like Body Pump and the classes at my gym 24 Hour Fitness. I was wondering if anyone else out there who likes lift classes too. Just giving a holler out there... Sun, 15 Mar 2009 15:46:04 EST got a question Ok, I've been doing weight lifting since high school (off and on, as I take classes and there was a period in college where I didn't do any class) and my favorite machines deal with the lower body (of course, I've got stronger muscles there just because I'm a woman). Over the past year, I've noticed a very annoying thing that seems to happen just out of the blue no matter what I'm doing - a sharp pain shoots through my right hip and lower part of the butt as though I've just pulled a very big... Sun, 8 Feb 2009 16:54:17 EST Hi, I'm New Hi, just checking in. I'm having trouble actually going to the one class I actually enjoy - weights! Because of all the stress I'm under, I need more time in the day and the alloted time of my class doesn't work for me, so I'm going to ask to be signed up for a tba class instead - where I can just go into the gym whenever (if there is a class in, and as long as it's at least 3 hours per week). Haven't gone to the class at all, so far, and I really want to, but hopefully I can get this change ... Fri, 6 Feb 2009 04:23:05 EST Hi, new member Hey, just wanted to check in and say a little 'bout myself. I'm 21 yo and have taken circuit weights classes since my soph year o/ hs. As a woman, of course, my lower body can sustain more weights and I have currently been able to lift about 200 lb. on the leg press, my upper body doesn't do so well (only 15-50 lb, depending on the machine) and that's one of my big goals, I'd like to be able to slim down, tone my muscles and gain more strenth. My gym class in college doesn't have any freeweig... Wed, 28 Jan 2009 22:53:31 EST Jumpstar t/Reboot Is there anyone who is up for getting the group back going with a group challenge or goal? I have a few in mind, but just want to see if there is interest from anyone out there. Mon, 15 Dec 2008 11:01:08 EST Anyone out there? Is there anyone out there? Just wondering if someone is. Thu, 4 Dec 2008 22:43:33 EST i gain some muscle an some lol hi i gain some very bulk muscles in my arms and now they just look big i would love to have slender arms not big one so i need some exercise tips and is Sp have videos please share with me i also lift weights as heavy as 45 to 5o lbs at the gym so if im doing any thing wrong let me know Sat, 11 Oct 2008 10:52:00 EST New Member Hi just wanted to introduce myself to the group. I'm 27, from the cleveland area and I'm just getting into weigtlifting. I'm turning over a new leaf in my life by becoming healthier and in better shape. I'm not looking to lose any weight, just build muscle. I'm also in need of a workout partner to keep me pushing so if your in the cleveland area let me know. Sat, 14 Jun 2008 21:12:03 EST Book reviews Hello all! Just wanted you all to know that I have been checking out health and fitness books from the library. I was planning on doing some blog entries to give reviews on what I read. If there are any suggestions....let me know! Kepp up the good work! Thu, 5 Jun 2008 09:10:55 EST June Challenge! Our challenge for the month of June is to get in 2 strength training sessions a week! How is everyone doing with that? Thu, 5 Jun 2008 09:03:37 EST Balancing Acts: Work, School, Life, Sanity? Anyone else feel like there's never enough of you to get through everything in a day? I work full-time, have a full-time graduate course load, am way over-involved in a few community activities, and have responsibilities at home that keep me running in what should be free time. And here I am trying to get back into a weight lifting routine that will keep me fit... <BR> <BR> Right now, I'm trying to prioritize working out like I usually prioritize school and homework (since I'm taking the sum... Fri, 30 May 2008 11:10:50 EST Hi!! I did weightlifting all through high school and loved it but I've totally been slacking until recently I started picking up the ol' barbell and dumbbells again. I love lifting weights and strengthening myself that way. I'm hoping to eventually become very toned, just like I was in HS. I'm 28 now so not long for the 20s but I'll be here another couple years! <em>23</em> Thu, 10 Apr 2008 18:51:10 EST Introduce yourself old and new! Welcome to the fabulous group! Please introduce your self and jot down a few goals. <BR> <BR> I am Jennifer. Been working on this getting in shape thing for a while. I have grown to look forward to my workouts. <BR> Goals: <BR> Eat less, move more <BR> lose 30 pounds <BR> get a 24 inch waist Mon, 7 Apr 2008 11:48:28 EST Updates and news! Hey everyone! Just wanted to hear all of the changes that have happened. Let's see.....I graduated college and got a full-time job. I have continued on my life changes to make myself the healthy and strong woman that I want to be. I can't wait to hear from all of you! Mon, 7 Apr 2008 11:42:00 EST April Challenge! Ok! Here is a new challenge: 10 points for every pound lost and 50 points for every inch around the waist! Here are my stats: <BR> <BR> weight: 153 <BR> inches: 30 Mon, 31 Mar 2008 14:15:05 EST A change to the group! Being the leader of the Spark team and being almost 26, I changed the title of the team. If anyone is upset with the change they are more than welcome to take over the group. I wanted to change it to encompass more people. Hope this is ok? Lots of love! Mon, 31 Mar 2008 14:09:50 EST Howdy Howdy! My name is Danielle and I am a 23yo nurse in Lexington, Kentucky looking to lose 30 lobs by June Tue, 19 Feb 2008 05:47:38 EST Hi! Just wanted to introduce myself here! Hoping to find some people to keep me motivated while I lose weight! I have maintained an 80lb weight loss for 18 months but I still have about 30lbs to lose and I'm hoping I can do it by the summer! Mon, 14 Jan 2008 20:54:13 EST 23 yr. old single mom Hi, I am new to the site. I am a single mom of a 15 month I wanted to see if anyone would want to talk and exchange advice Mon, 14 Jan 2008 14:53:03 EST Hello Everyone!! Hi Everyone, <BR> <BR> I am not new to Sparks, but I am starting over with the new year. I just turned 23 on 12/30 so I thought that this SparkTeam might be the one for me. I currently live in Gainesville, FL. I am trying to lose 15lbs, but more importantly I am trying to live a healthier lifestyle. <BR> <BR> I also have a side goal of "learning how to run". I want to be able to run a marathon by the end of the summer. <BR> <BR> I currently work night shift 11:00pm - 7:00 am so my ... Tue, 1 Jan 2008 21:56:39 EST Hi Everyone I just wanted to drop a line and say HI! Let me know if anyone wants a weight loss buddy...i am looking for one!! :) Mon, 31 Dec 2007 01:10:49 EST Hi! Hello everyone <em>213</em> New here, just wanted to introduce myself! Tue, 20 Nov 2007 22:37:28 EST I am Brandy Hi I have been a member of Spark (for the second time) since September. I am in YOUR U.S Navy and juat reenlisted for 6 more years :) I have recently used positive thinking, hypnosis and Cybernetics to work on a few life changing goals suxh as weight loss, smoking succession and learning to be a better leader for sailors junior and senior to myself Mon, 22 Oct 2007 03:48:26 EST Greetings! Hey, everyone I am new. Thu, 6 Sep 2007 15:51:23 EST New to SP Hey everyone. My name is Iz, I'm 23 years old. I'm married to an amazing man in the military. I have struggled with my weight all of my life and since I got married about two years ago I have put on over 70lbs, which I am not okay with. I am trying to get back on track - today was my first day going to the gym. I tend to lose my motivation and am hoping to find people here that can help keep me motivated. If anyone is located in the Bremerton/Silverdale area and would like a work out bu... Sat, 14 Jul 2007 02:24:57 EST Need a support system! Hi! I'm joining this so I have something to feel accountable to while I'm turning over a new leaf! Fri, 6 Jul 2007 01:25:47 EST HELLO? hello... hello... anyone out there? Does anyone ever visit or participate in this board? Mon, 26 Feb 2007 15:06:43 EST in a newbie! I just signed up and was looking at all the groups to join and this one looked good. I am hoping to improve the way I look and feel about myself. I want to look good once again for my hubby! (and for summer time)! If any of you have any tips and pointers I would love to here them! <em>249</em> Fri, 5 Jan 2007 18:31:19 EST I'm new to this group Hi I'm not sure if this team is still active but I was browsing through teams and foudn this one. I'm 23 and married with 3 young children. Thu, 19 Oct 2006 14:07:49 EST Hi. I'm 23 and new to Spark. I have 30 pounds to lose and I'm just getting started. This seems like a great site and it's free! I was thinking about joing Weight Watchers, but I thought I would try this first. My biggest problem is food--I love it! I'm not a grazer (snacking all day), I'm a binge eater. How can I control myself when I'm sitting in front of an awsome meal? Mon, 25 Sep 2006 14:18:52 EST 23 year old women Group Forum This topic was automatically created when the SparkPoints Group "23 year old women" was started. Here is the description for this Group: <BR> <BR> Women wanting to loose at least twenty pounds. Upbeat and positive influences to keep eachother going! Our Chat page is under the Other Message board with the topic being 23 year old women. Fri, 24 Mar 2006 14:43:08 EST