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  • BusyRaeNOTBustyBusyRaeNOTBusty Member Posts: 7,187 Member Member Posts: 7,187 Member

    Whoa! Proof in the pudding right here! Great job, you look fantastic. 2lb gain suits you ;)

    Thanks. I actually lost 12lbs then gained 14lbs.
  • RunHardBeStrongRunHardBeStrong Member Posts: 33,104 Member Member Posts: 33,104 Member
    bump...going to watch this thread grow...need the inspiration!

    I tried New Rules for women and got through the first bit fine but moving on to step two was almost twice the time in the gym and not do-able on my lunch hour.

    Have done SL 5X5 (for a short time) and have considered going back, mainly because the lifts are easy to remember. But I can't possibly see results like these with just those compound lifts...

    Would love to know the type of lifts/exercises you ladies are doing.

    I am doing just the compound lifts. I have seen better results with those than when I was following NROLW. I bet a quite a few of these ladies are doing compounds also, please correct me if I'm wrong!

    ETA: I mainly focus on compounds, currently I am following 5-3-1 and doing a couple accessory lifts but not much. I was following 5x5 and doing only compounds, that is where most of my results came from. I just recently switched to 5-3-1 and added the accessories back in, the only reason is because I become bored easily and needed to change it up. Not because of lack of results from only doing compounds.
  • srcardinal10srcardinal10 Member, Premium Posts: 395 Member Member, Premium Posts: 395 Member
    While I am an avid runner and believe in the power of cardio, the only way I've ever been able to actually lose weight and reshape my body is by lifting weights. Check out this strength training plan (three phases, 12 weeks long) to use as a base until you get yourself more familiar with lifting. There are videos to show you how to do the exercises as well.

    Jamie Eason's LiveFit trainer

    http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/jamie-easons-livefit-phase-1.html
  • deksgrldeksgrl Member Posts: 7,352 Member Member Posts: 7,352 Member
    bump...going to watch this thread grow...need the inspiration!

    I tried New Rules for women and got through the first bit fine but moving on to step two was almost twice the time in the gym and not do-able on my lunch hour.

    Have done SL 5X5 (for a short time) and have considered going back, mainly because the lifts are easy to remember. But I can't possibly see results like these with just those compound lifts...

    Would love to know the type of lifts/exercises you ladies are doing.

    I am doing just the compound lifts. I have seen better results with those than when I was following NROLW. I bet a quite a few of these ladies are doing compounds also, please correct me if I'm wrong!

    I started with New Rules but switched in the middle of stage 3 because it was getting so far away from the compound lifts, and with all the other stuff it was taking like an hour. I went to Nia Shanks instead and I'm much happier with that.
  • doironedoirone Member Posts: 51 Member Member Posts: 51 Member
    While I am an avid runner and believe in the power of cardio, the only way I've ever been able to actually lose weight and reshape my body is by lifting weights. Check out this strength training plan (three phases, 12 weeks long) to use as a base until you get yourself more familiar with lifting. There are videos to show you how to do the exercises as well.

    Jamie Eason's LiveFit trainer

    http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/jamie-easons-livefit-phase-1.html

    This is EXACTLY what I've been looking for! Thanks so much.
  • brandiuntzbrandiuntz Member Posts: 2,731 Member Member Posts: 2,731 Member
    Pics in my profile show my overall progress. While I did take up running this year, most of my exercise over the years has been strength training. I currently run 3xweek and weight lift 2-3 days (3rd workout depends on if I'm playing team sports that weekend).

    My current profile pic was taken in Sept.
  • AccioFitnessAccioFitness Member Posts: 244 Member Posts: 244
    I don't understand why more women don't lift. The results are incredible!! All if you ladies ate rock stars in my book!
  • deksgrldeksgrl Member Posts: 7,352 Member Member Posts: 7,352 Member
    I don't understand why more women don't lift. The results are incredible!! All if you ladies ate rock stars in my book!

    Because women have been brainwashed.
  • NavyKnightAh13NavyKnightAh13 Member Posts: 1,402 Member Member Posts: 1,402 Member
    bumping for inspiration
  • JustJennie13JustJennie13 Member Posts: 218 Member Posts: 218
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    This was taken after 4 months of lifting. I highly recommend progress photos!!! I didn't weigh myself during the 4 months. I lost inches... I expected to step on that scale and be at my goal weight because of the changes in my body. I didn't lose a single pound!!! This is when I learned it is not always about the number on the scale. It is about how you look and feel about your body.
  • HikerRR50HikerRR50 Member Posts: 144 Member Member Posts: 144 Member
    I love weight lifting. My weight has been the same for about four months now but I have def lost inches and the amount I can lift increases all the time. I feel great because of the lifting. I find I am also able to push myself to do more because my body is stronger. I still do cardio, but not as much as I used to. ;) These are my results from just since I really got into lifting. They are not huge results, but results non the less ;)


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    Look at those legs! great work :)
  • MityMax96MityMax96 Member, Premium Posts: 5,812 Member Member, Premium Posts: 5,812 Member
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    After pics are from cell phone so sorry for poor quality

    Have to agree...
    Nice bum
  • mister_universemister_universe Member Posts: 6,664 Member Member Posts: 6,664 Member

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    After pics are from cell phone so sorry for poor quality

    Wow. Would breakfast. :flowerforyou:
  • emberlea1emberlea1 Member, Premium Posts: 12 Member Member, Premium Posts: 12 Member
    you gained more in muscle and lost fat. You are looking great, keep it up! Strength training is important for women to stave off osteoporosis.
  • Barbell_JulesBarbell_Jules Member Posts: 418 Member Member Posts: 418 Member
    I don't understand why more women don't lift. The results are incredible!! All if you ladies ate rock stars in my book!

    Because women have been brainwashed.
    QFT!
  • Barbell_JulesBarbell_Jules Member Posts: 418 Member Member Posts: 418 Member
    This thread is full of awesomeness!!!! :drinker: :drinker:
  • ecmont032ecmont032 Member Posts: 49 Member Member Posts: 49 Member
    everyone looks good....i'm just not sure what size weights i should be lifting or how often I should do it...I was 270 now I'm 233 and I have ultimate goal of 170.. I would like to lift weights so I can lose these flabby arms and flabby stomach
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