hi everybody, and welcome to all the new ladies...my gym is also small, and sometimes gets full so i do change the order of exercises, i dont think that affects the process or the progress.
im almost half way through stage 2, i love that i got a new student/gym partner, she's super motivated, but wants to start from stage 2 with me, instead of stage 1....
from my side i love stage 2, it's a killer workout, thats all i can say, every time i do it, i burn MORE calories, same amount of time, so it means im really pushing myself.
now im conflicted because i checked ahead and i dont like stage 3, it gets toooooo complicated AND long. So im tempted to 1) repeat stage 1 or do stage 2 double .... or move on to another program, like StrongLifts 4x5.... i like that it adds squats every day, i really do love squats... but i feel like i will get bored with only 3 exercises each time, so i'd have to do a mix of nrol4w+sl5x5...
update, im on my same weight, losing abt 1lbs each week, yay! getting stronger without a doubt... yay! and omg, my calves, beautiful! yay! my arms, i kinda got what seems like muscle, as in "i flex and something moves"!!!!!!!! omg, i need to keep working those arms all in all, i love my progress, i love my new strenght, my belly still similar but everything else changing for better
@May- again awesome progress@DouMc- stay with the lighter weight if u feel something isn't right. It won't be worth going up in weight and you get hurt!@schweet- welcome!!
@maya nooooooooooo you can't leave new rules!!!!!! Stage three may look complicated but it's only three weeks. If you can do six weeks of stage one you can definitely do three weeks of kinda complicated.
Thanks you guys twerking is an art form I take great pride in.
I'm in Indiana with protein powder and an ez curl bar doing tabata in the hotel room cause I know I'm going over my cals. I'm really excited about finishing phase two and starting phase three. Bikinigeddon is in four weeks with six weeks till my first day trip to the beach. I haven't been taking pictures like I should so when I have these moments of self doubt I don't have anything to pull out. I know my thighs are tighter and quarters could be bounced off my calves, my arms look good (I'm getting triceps!) It's just this stomach and lower back of mine. I'm so stuck of being middle squishy you guys.
I did some calculating and if I keep the schedule I have now I'll finish new rules on July 28 which blows my mind cause that isn't far off at all. Hopefully by then I won't be squishy middle anymore. Happy lifting this week ladies
Pushups my nemesis.
@Pudding, I also have that issue with the cable rows and the lat pull downs (I'm still on stage 1) when the jump is too big. I don't have an answer for you, but what I've been doing is, I try to increase and usually get just 5 or 6 reps. Then I go back to previous weight and do as many as I can for the remaining sets. Next time, I try the next weight again. I've been finding that, more often than not, I can at least do more repetitions with the heavier weight
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