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From a size 20 to a size 8 with strength training, in one year! PICS!

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  • lovefrenchieslovefrenchies Member, Premium Posts: 29 Member Member, Premium Posts: 29 Member
    Good for you!!! You look great!
  • lleeann2001lleeann2001 Member Posts: 442 Member Member Posts: 442 Member
    jelleigh wrote: »
    SweetAzn wrote: »
    You look amazing! May I ask what a typical strength training workout looks like?

    That's a hard one to answer because my workouts change daily!!! I tend to do upper and lower in one workout (just prefer it like that for me) with 4-5 exercises for each.

    Here are some example exercises I would do, for about 30-45 mins:

    Squats 3x10 at typically 30lbs (using either barbell, dumbbells, kettlebell, etc)

    Walking lunges 3x10 with 15lb dumbbells each side

    Hip thrusts off bench 3x10 at 25lbs

    Step ups with milk crate 3x10 at 32lbs

    Clean and press 3x10 at 32lbs

    Overhead press 3x10 at 30lbs

    Bicep curls 3x10 at 15lbs each side

    Tricep kick backs 3x10 at 10lbs each side

    As you can see, I don't lift too terribly heavy when I lift at home but it's heavy enough for me and as long as I'm seeing strength improvements, I'm happy and will keep doing it. I enjoy it so much!

    This was so helpful to see! Your progress in one year is amazing! Ive been wondering recently if I will be able to make progress without lifting super heavy and having a full gym set up, so its super encouraging to see a transformation like yours with a modest equipment set up. Thanks for posting!!

    You can totally do it and will feel amazing. I just started back at the gym again yesterday after almost 4 years off! Excited to get back to it myself. Currently maintaining at 135lbs! Thanks y'all for the support and the love on my story here through the years. It's much appreciated!!! 🤗💪🙏

    wow girl. i just saw your pics. you DID that thing!!!!
  • pkidd7800pkidd7800 Member Posts: 1 Member Member Posts: 1 Member
    What do you mean by calorie deficit? Did you only eat 500 calories!?
  • nattygogogonattygogogo Member Posts: 3 Member Member Posts: 3 Member
    Amazing! !!!!!!! Could you possibly share your exercise plan? 🤗😄
  • rajikaurbajnarajikaurbajna Member, Premium Posts: 21 Member Member, Premium Posts: 21 Member
    Good job. Iam also 35 and same height. I am 145 now but want to be 130. Can you please tell me how many calories MFP recommended for you ?
  • DesikudinspainDesikudinspain Member Posts: 32 Member Member Posts: 32 Member
    Oh! Youre an inspiration, I love squats and donkey kicks.
  • DebthompkDebthompk Member Posts: 2 Member Member Posts: 2 Member
    I know this is over 5yrs since your last post here. I was wondering what you are doing now to maintain and what do you do for your abs. I have a really hard time doing planks situps and most standard/traditional abdominal exercises
  • PepeLPewPepeLPew Member Posts: 49 Member Member Posts: 49 Member
    Absolutely smoking. Awesome work.
  • mclgreenvillemclgreenville Member, Premium Posts: 2 Member Member, Premium Posts: 2 Member
    congrats!
  • g2renewg2renew Member Posts: 79 Member Member Posts: 79 Member
    You look fabulous! Strong and healthy:-)
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