Females only - lifting/weight training results?

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  • rowe973
    rowe973 Posts: 1 Member
    Looking for advice on a new weight training program. I've tried many but haven't seen any results. Would love to know the workouts that have lead to such great results. Thanks for any suggestions!
  • Reinventing_Me
    Reinventing_Me Posts: 1,067 Member
    rowe973 wrote: »
    Looking for advice on a new weight training program. I've tried many but haven't seen any results. Would love to know the workouts that have lead to such great results. Thanks for any suggestions!

    Some of the programs I've seen are:
    StrongLifts 5x5
    New Rules of Lifting for Women
    Wendler's 5/3/1
    Ice Cream Fitness

    The women here have had great results. What have you tried in the past? What are your goals? No matter what, the key is patience and consistency.
  • arditarose
    arditarose Posts: 15,575 Member
    rowe973 wrote: »
    Looking for advice on a new weight training program. I've tried many but haven't seen any results. Would love to know the workouts that have lead to such great results. Thanks for any suggestions!

    What kind of results are you looking for? Pick a goal, then eat and train to achieve that goal. If you have fat to lose-lift heavy using any program above and eat in a deficit, getting adequate protein. If you want to change your physique without gaining much fat, try a body recomp by eating at maintenance. If you really want to gain some muscle, eat in a surplus. You can use any of the programs above for any of the goals, what changes is your "diet". No matter what, there should always be a progressive overload. You need to be consistently adding/lifting more weight.
  • JenPass1977
    JenPass1977 Posts: 89 Member
    Sheems87 wrote: »
    Before: I'm the girl!

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    After 2 years of lifting and eating on a reasonable deficit I went from 5'6 165lbs to 133lbs


    After pics are from cell phone so sorry for poor quality

    You look amazing!! You did that typical hide the tummy with a bag thing that we all do!!
  • carrie197618
    carrie197618 Posts: 34 Member
    Hi all you wonderful amazingly fit ladies,
    Finally decided to bite the bullet and take the plunge toward heavy lifting. I had lost around 20 pounds with walking and calorie deficit only to put it back the moment I decided to loosen my dietary restrictions a little bit.In the past I had tried strong lifts but moments my arms start looking big( which I know is the fat on top of it) and the scale goes up I panic and I quit. But this time I will throw the scale and just be patient
    So Anyways,I googled all the programmes suggested on this post and I wanted to start with all pro. Can someone please tell me if they have done this programme and if yes the results it has yielded and also send me a link so that I know it's the right one I am reading about???
    Much appreciated
  • EmmaShazam
    EmmaShazam Posts: 23 Member
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  • tina_belg
    tina_belg Posts: 36 Member
    hey everyone, looking great! Keep up the good work!

    I'm totally new to weight training. I never liked it, and spend hours in the gym doing only cardio. Ended up hating that too. A few months ago I started working out with FitnessBlender and bought some dumbells for their routines. I love using them!! Seeing your results from lifting weights, I bought heavier dumbells and eventually I hope to join some lifting programm in the gym to advance further. Can't wait to make some more progress!
  • SWellz
    SWellz Posts: 62 Member
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  • hzl22
    hzl22 Posts: 157 Member
    bviv89 wrote: »
    In progress, but happy with results so far!

    27 years old, 5'8"
    SW: 265 December 3, 2015
    CW: 223 April 19, 2016
    1st GW: 197 and 24% BF then reassess :smile:

    I have a large frame. My rib cage is huge fo real. My LBM is 148.
    1273 calories/day
    40% carb
    30% fat
    30% protein (112g/day)

    Two sessions/week with a trainer (he's one of a kind!!!)

    Two-week cycle of a mix of body weight, free weights, machines, kettle bells, Crossfit, and TRX.
    Mon: legs
    Tuesday: push or pull
    Wednesday: pull or push
    Thursday: legs
    Friday: cardio
    Saturday: push or pull
    Sunday: recreational
    Core every day!!!

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    Great job!!
  • Heirgreat
    Heirgreat Posts: 262 Member
    Wow. Amazing job!
  • Kerryatoon
    Kerryatoon Posts: 374 Member
    Following
  • aspire2lift
    aspire2lift Posts: 249 Member
    So inspiring!
  • kindra2011
    kindra2011 Posts: 24 Member
    jesolgat wrote: »
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    June 2013 vs Sept 2015. Once I fixed my NUTRITION, everything else fell into place.

    What kind of meals do you typically eat?
  • laforestka
    laforestka Posts: 4 Member
    Key is: Lift HEAVY. Good luck!