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HALP! Heavy Lifting Made Me SUPAH Bulky!!!

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  • enalibaenaliba Member Posts: 146 Member Member Posts: 146 Member
    Hello! I won’t have access to a gym or any equipment until next fall...so what core exercises can I do to best condition my body? I want to start lifting again next fall but until then, I want to regain my health and best prepare my body. For context, I am 6 months post the birth of my baby and have the all clear from my doctor, just no gym!

    For aerobics, I currently walk and am going to start Couch to 5K soon.

    Thanks!
  • quiksylver296quiksylver296 Member Posts: 27,134 Member Member Posts: 27,134 Member
    enaliba wrote: »
    Hello! I won’t have access to a gym or any equipment until next fall...so what core exercises can I do to best condition my body? I want to start lifting again next fall but until then, I want to regain my health and best prepare my body. For context, I am 6 months post the birth of my baby and have the all clear from my doctor, just no gym!

    For aerobics, I currently walk and am going to start Couch to 5K soon.

    Thanks!

    Convict Conditioning and You Are Your Own Gym are two popular bodyweight programs.

    http://community.myfitnesspal.com/en/discussion/10332083/which-lifting-program-is-the-best-for-you/p1
  • enalibaenaliba Member Posts: 146 Member Member Posts: 146 Member
    enaliba wrote: »
    Hello! I won’t have access to a gym or any equipment until next fall...so what core exercises can I do to best condition my body? I want to start lifting again next fall but until then, I want to regain my health and best prepare my body. For context, I am 6 months post the birth of my baby and have the all clear from my doctor, just no gym!

    For aerobics, I currently walk and am going to start Couch to 5K soon.

    Thanks!

    Convict Conditioning and You Are Your Own Gym are two popular bodyweight programs.

    http://community.myfitnesspal.com/en/discussion/10332083/which-lifting-program-is-the-best-for-you/p1

    I’ll look into these! Thanks for the link.

  • mom23mangosmom23mangos Member Posts: 3,025 Member Member Posts: 3,025 Member
    enaliba wrote: »
    Hello! I won’t have access to a gym or any equipment until next fall...so what core exercises can I do to best condition my body? I want to start lifting again next fall but until then, I want to regain my health and best prepare my body. For context, I am 6 months post the birth of my baby and have the all clear from my doctor, just no gym!

    For aerobics, I currently walk and am going to start Couch to 5K soon.

    Thanks!

    Convict Conditioning and You Are Your Own Gym are two popular bodyweight programs.

    http://community.myfitnesspal.com/en/discussion/10332083/which-lifting-program-is-the-best-for-you/p1

    Ditto. Get started on calisthenics! You can take your body pretty far and build up a lot of strength with just body-weight alone.
  • katshearekatsheare Member Posts: 1,109 Member Member Posts: 1,109 Member
    I think I'm going to have to check out that thread mentioned above: I've had a go-to bodyweight series that I realise isn't doing it for me right now (perfectly happy to get up at 6 AM to go for a run. Totally a whingy whinypants about getting up at the same time for my warm bodyweight programme). Until I stop being cheap and join a gym.
    edited January 14
  • psychod787psychod787 Member, Premium Posts: 3,773 Member Member, Premium Posts: 3,773 Member
    <--- is just here for the super strong lifting gal pictures... pay me no mind. 🤫
    Good jobs ladies! Chase that pump!
  • mustb60mustb60 Member Posts: 1,052 Member Member Posts: 1,052 Member
    hmrambling wrote: »
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    5'4.5" 133 lbs in both photos | Cardio (left) 12/2014 vs lifting heavy (right) 1/2020

    I was working with a trainer on lifting heavy in 2014 *however* I got the running bug and started running long distances. I also got tunnel vision and was only running. I ran a marathon (26.2 miles) in January 2015 three weeks after the photo on the left was taken. photo

    In the photo on the right, I've been lifting heavy since September and I run about once a week. I built my own home gym in November and have been working on the Stronglift 5x5 program.

    You'll notice RBL over my weight rack. That's for Run Bike Lift. When I get running tunnel vision I completely abandon strength training. I try to incorporate some leisure cycling and I tend to not get tunnel vision with leisure cycling.

    The photo on the left shows mostly cardio, very little lifting. The photo on the right shows heavy lifting with little cardio.
    Superb!!Very inspiring result!
    edited January 24
  • kperk91kperk91 Member Posts: 222 Member Member Posts: 222 Member
    Hoping to post my progress photos in this thread soon!
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