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  • kryssie7038kryssie7038 Posts: 2Member Member Posts: 2Member Member
    I’d love those friendships too!
  • tthickens637tthickens637 Posts: 293Member Member Posts: 293Member Member
    @aubreyjordan and @kryssie7038 I'm a newbie lifter but would love to connect. I am just starting TLS so would benefit from sharing experiences. 🤗
  • dcresiderdcresider Posts: 1,043Member Member Posts: 1,043Member Member
    Hi all. I've recently found this group and would love to make friends. I'm a bit on the older side myself and a big birthday coming up on New Year's, so have started strength training as a newbie lifter. It has only been about about 2 months and I have a way to go, so I need all the help and support I can get.

    My current stats are: 49, 5'1", 145lb., carry most of my weight in my middle and legs. I'm looking to lose weight and gain muscle. My trainer says it's totally doable but have to pretty much watch what I eat.

    My current workouts are 3-4x a week switching up with upper body and lower body.

    edited June 1
  • KelDawLanKelDawLan Posts: 7Member, Premium Member Posts: 7Member, Premium Member
    First weeks progress due soon...I’ve worked hard on diet and training so looking forward to seeing where I am tomorrow.
  • 33gail3333gail33 Posts: 221Member Member Posts: 221Member Member
    I have been strength training consistently for about 6 weeks now. Took me a while to get into a routine and am doing the following 3 times a week: 3 x 10 barbell curls, military press, bench press, lat pull downs, tricep pull downs and 3 x 5 deadlifts. I started out with the same weight for 2 weeks to get form down and get used to it and now gradually adding when I can do all the reps at the weight.
    Anything I should add for general strength workout? I know everyone says to follow a prescribed program but I cant find one that doesn't focus heavily on squats but my knee problems preclude that. I do very light weight "chair squats" but will never be able to squat heavy weight.
    I also workout at home alone so my bench press right now is moderate weight (less than the others) because I am a little wary of hurting myself. 😁 I have basic weights and benches and a basic "home gym" system for the pull downs.

    Anything major I am missing here?
  • DancingMoosieDancingMoosie Posts: 4,382Member Member Posts: 4,382Member Member
    33gail33 wrote: »
    I have been strength training consistently for about 6 weeks now. Took me a while to get into a routine and am doing the following 3 times a week: 3 x 10 barbell curls, military press, bench press, lat pull downs, tricep pull downs and 3 x 5 deadlifts. I started out with the same weight for 2 weeks to get form down and get used to it and now gradually adding when I can do all the reps at the weight.
    Anything I should add for general strength workout? I know everyone says to follow a prescribed program but I cant find one that doesn't focus heavily on squats but my knee problems preclude that. I do very light weight "chair squats" but will never be able to squat heavy weight.
    I also workout at home alone so my bench press right now is moderate weight (less than the others) because I am a little wary of hurting myself. 😁 I have basic weights and benches and a basic "home gym" system for the pull downs.

    Anything major I am missing here?

    You are only doing one lower body exercise. Can you do lunges, step ups, split squats, goblet squats, or kettle bell swings?
  • 33gail3333gail33 Posts: 221Member Member Posts: 221Member Member
    33gail33 wrote: »
    I have been strength training consistently for about 6 weeks now. Took me a while to get into a routine and am doing the following 3 times a week: 3 x 10 barbell curls, military press, bench press, lat pull downs, tricep pull downs and 3 x 5 deadlifts. I started out with the same weight for 2 weeks to get form down and get used to it and now gradually adding when I can do all the reps at the weight.
    Anything I should add for general strength workout? I know everyone says to follow a prescribed program but I cant find one that doesn't focus heavily on squats but my knee problems preclude that. I do very light weight "chair squats" but will never be able to squat heavy weight.
    I also workout at home alone so my bench press right now is moderate weight (less than the others) because I am a little wary of hurting myself. 😁 I have basic weights and benches and a basic "home gym" system for the pull downs.

    Anything major I am missing here?

    You are only doing one lower body exercise. Can you do lunges, step ups, split squats, goblet squats, or kettle bell swings?

    Yes I think I can probably do kettle bell swings and/or step ups. It is important my knee stay perfectly aligned when doing anything - so I will try adding those and review with my physiotherapist at my next appointment.
  • jarobyjaroby Posts: 103Member Member Posts: 103Member Member
    Raabooka wrote: »
    5 weeks into the Strong Lifts 5x5 program! I’ve lost 25 lbs during the last 5-ish weeks and still have a long way to go. But I am LOVING lifting.

    Awesome!! May I ask what your calorie goals are set at? Maintenance, Lose 1lb a week, what sort of deficit are you at (if any) and are you logging your exercise calories in MFP + eating them back?

    I’m currently doing Strong Curves and while I’m noticing good body comp differences + strength increases, I haven’t lost a single lb in 3wks. This is totally ok!! I’m familiar with recomp! I just am so curious what you’re doing to have achieved such awesome loss!
  • DeterminedGirl08DeterminedGirl08 Posts: 15Member, Premium Member Posts: 15Member, Premium Member
    Hey ladies! I love to lift weights! I have been lifting for 15 yrs. Just started working on power lifting this March. I would love to have friends that lift too! I am currently wanting to do a cut because I have been bulking. My problem is that I love food too much and seem to be on a constant bulk! Lol. I would like to lose some weight and see the muscles I have been working so hard on. Friend me if you are serious about lifting and dieting!
  • shaykinhandshaykinhand Posts: 49Member Member Posts: 49Member Member
    Glad to have run across this thread.... Curious to know what you ladies are lifting... amounts/reps etc.

    I just started in January and feel I'm seeing a difference finally :)
    edited June 10
  • tthickens637tthickens637 Posts: 293Member Member Posts: 293Member Member
    I got back into the gym today. I stuck with my deload and tried not to do too much since I had a week off and am leaving for another week. Maybe I'll start to build back up when I get back.
    squats 145 4x7
    bench 95 4x7, 1x5
    Deads 165 4x6
    OHP 65 4x5
    pull ups 4x4
    Split lunge 50 4x6 ea

    Wow, that's impressive!!
  • Pipsqueak1965Pipsqueak1965 Posts: 172Member Member Posts: 172Member Member
    That is impressive dancing moosie. I have been doing a bit of weight training over the last year or so, but struggle constantly with chronic knee pain. Have also had an injured rotator cuff, and just now (starting to improve a little) a pulled rectus femoris. I'm just old and feeble I guess! I mostly at the moment want to shift a couple of kilos that have snuck on.
  • movgrl1movgrl1 Posts: 18Member, Premium Member Posts: 18Member, Premium Member
    Feel free to add me. I lift 4 days a week. Upper body Monday/Thursday and legs/core on Tuesday/Friday. I've only been doing it for a few months, but I love it and would love more friends that lift! :)
  • lizacurran1234lizacurran1234 Posts: 1Member Member Posts: 1Member Member
    I got with a personal trainer and have been lifting for about 3 months ( roughly 2-3 times per week), and I’ve definitely noticed that I’m at least stronger but for the life of me I can’t get my body fat percentage down. I’ve done some research and I fit the Ectomorph body type. I’m getting used to just eating more to get my body the fuel it needs but do y’all have any advice with getting BFP down?? I’m so so frustrated and discouraged
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