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1/12/16 3:18 P

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Hello, I've been on SP since 2011 and experienced many ups & downs - the weight has been more "up" lately but I've managed to shed a few lbs over the past 4 months or so. I just found this team, LOVE the name! I used to like the band quite well when I was younger, too! emoticon Weight training is something I KNOW I need to do, but I admit I don't stick with it very well. I DID have a fitness goal of being able to do 2 sets of 12 pushups on my toes emoticon , and now I can! emoticon So now my next goal is to be able to do some chin-ups - now, if I ONLY had a chinup bar! emoticon I have recently been doing some upper body strength-training with a 5 lb dumbbell, and just recently moved up to 8 lbs, so that's some progress, isn't it? emoticon So, yeah, 30 min 3 times weekly seems reasonable, along with squats and lunges and LOTS of ab work!

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1/1/16 1:58 P

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Hi. I just started lifting religiously a few months ago. I've been training since 2014 though. I tried cardio & cleaned up diet but it did nothing for me. After I dropped some of the cardio, started eating more & added strength training 3 times a week, then I started seeing a difference. I'm looking to slim down my fat but keep gaining muscle mass. Right now my goal is to get to 20% body fat.

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12/22/15 12:32 P

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I'm new to the team. I live in Waterton Lakes National Park, in Southwestern Alberta, Canada. I lost about 40 lbs last year, after incorporating weight training into my exercise. I just respond better to it and tend to enjoy all types, except planks emoticon .

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11/22/15 9:05 P

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Hello! My name is Kristina and I am a 38 yo mom of 2 kids. I am a newbie here have have been lifting for about 2 years. I have increased my muscle quite a bit, but have never been successful with leaning down. I hope to read through posts to see if I can find helpful info.

I workout 5 days a week and focus on a different area each time. I also enjoy spinning and yoga.

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8/4/15 4:26 P

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Hi everyone,
I want to begin a solid strength program and thought this is a good place to start.
Name is Debi , 55, married 35 years, 3 kids, 3 grandchildren and live in beautiful Idaho!!

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7/8/15 9:16 P

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Hi to all,

I lift free weights and Olympic Style. I am in my 10th day of an ACL tear (playing volleyball) and see a surgeon about it in a couple of days. I'll be 51 this month. I obviously can weight train only the upper body for a long time...perhaps the next 6 months from what I hear? I can do some types of leg lifts and I'll talk to a yoga instructor after I see the doc and hear what he says about yoga. Bought a book on nutrition since clearly this is a season to learn more about that. Feeling sad about my knee ligament but hopeful I will find a way to set and reach some reasonable goals in the meantime. I joiined the chair exercising team (there is such a thing!) Any suggestions or web links would be appreciated.

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6/7/15 9:16 A

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New here too. Unsure when I joined =) Not new to lifting heavy though. I've had some ups and downs in weight and in life. As we all do. Now it's time for me to get busy and start getting serious.
I will be starting Body Beast tomorrow and really looking forward to it. (well maybe not leg day from the sounds of it)
Have a marvelous and wonderful day!!!! =)

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5/27/15 11:07 P

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Im new to this group. My intention was only to lose wgt, but since I lost the wgt. of 45 lbs within a year. I was only a stick. So I started working out with the wgts. everyday for at least 15 to 20 min. a Everyday. So now, I can tell my arms are more toned and my legs are getting nice & hard. I look years younger. So this a great motivator to keep going.

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This is my third time in here.I've set three goals and made them! But sad to say, i've gain some curves, and trying to be in the Tough Mudder in ABQ in Aug.2014.


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4/4/15 9:32 A

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Hi Holly, I am here in this group too. I love strength training and have done it a lot of my adult life. I strength train 3 time a week for 45 minutes now. So glad you are here and getting involved with strength training. It is my favorite type of exercise. Alice
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4/4/15 8:53 A

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Hi I found this group listed on one of my buddies pages.
It looks like a great place to be so I decided to join.
I am 32, live in Georgia USA, and trying to keep healthy and add muscle.
Which will come in handy while working at Wal-Mart. 55 pounds is my lifting goal.
(Can't get up to that right now.) Learning how to lift properly so don't throw the back.
Glad to be a part of such a supportive team. Can't wait to get to know all of you.
Keep pushing ladies I am sure we can all get there together!!!!!!!!!
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3/2/15 1:08 P

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So glad you have people that can help you out. I have seen so many get discouraged because they did not use proper form and got injured. Be blessed, Alice
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3/2/15 12:17 P

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Thank you Alice :) That is awesome you teach & thanks for the advice. I did look & seen they do offer a class so I will be sure to take it if I get my membership approved. Thanks so much for the support. Yes I want to learn correctly. Do not want injuries. My cousin & his girlfriend are active in bodybuilding. I connected with them online facebook since they live in another state. Both are willing to answer questions & give me advice, links etc... so taking advantage of all they will offer. This way I hopefully learn right & avoid a lot of beginner mistakes. Plus they are quite inspiring to me. Wishing you a very wonderful day. emoticon

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3/2/15 8:08 A

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Hi Renee, Sounds like you have a plan. WTG I have done strength training for many years and teach a couple of senior exercise classes that include strength training. No matter what the age form is very important. Without proper form when you life weights you take the chance of injuring yourself and it doesn't do what it is suppose to do. If you gym offers a free strength training session take advantage of making sure you get the proper form down. Weight training is all about controlling the weight (not swinging it) and proper form. I am cheering you on. Alice
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2/28/15 2:54 P

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Hi I'm Renee...new to the group & new to weight training. Though I've used light weights over the years in my exercises I haven't focused on strength training, which is what I want to incorporate into my routine. I am waiting to hear back on my gym membership, until then I am using light weights at home, body weight & resistance bands to help with strength training. My goal is a strong healthy body with strength training & cardio combined with rest days of Tai Chi & Mediation. I also enjoy kickboxing. Looking forward to getting to know you all. Wishing you a very wonderful week ahead. ~ emoticon

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2/26/15 2:36 P

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Hi, my name is Colleen and I just turned 50. I had a major surgery this summer and am still not 100%. I joined SP again on February 10th, so I have been easing into it, doing only the treadmill to gain a little strength and endurance, losing a couple of pounds. I know I need to start strength-training again if I want to look the way I picture myself in my mind.

I was an avid bodybuilder in the past, getting down to 14% BF when I was 34. I can attest to its effectiveness in becoming leaner. I realize I will gain weight for a couple of pounds and then start losing weight, and that weight will be fat.

My worries: 1) joining a gym, because I like to use about half machines and half free weights. I'm fairly new in town and need to find the right gym. Then I need to go 6 days a week or I will stop going.
2) starting a new regimen when I'm healing from surgery. Our bodies only have so much healing power, and breaking down your muscles means they have to heal. I've always been so strong and healthy - this is all new to me.
3) consistency - my husband is a pilot and is gone 18 days per month, so on the days he's home I often fall off the wagon - he's a great cook and a big eater (usually high-calorie foods) and isn't into fitness except for walking if it's nice outside, which isn't the case in Wyoming right now.
4) I'm a self-employed writer, so I need to work out a routine that includes writing time, which I already struggle with, and about an hour-and-a-half in the gym.

I welcome any suggestions and encouragement!

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2/20/15 1:49 A

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Hello, my name is Cheri I'm over 55. I've been gone for a while and boy oh boy have I packed on some extra pounds.. yikes! But I am hopping back on board hoping to lose 12 lbs by summer time (fingers crossed)!. I am a student, I work p/t and I am also a vegetarian, but will eat fish now and again. I'm starting in slow on my workouts as not to over do it, but I will be heading back to the gym this next week. I have been walking on my treadmill everyday for a week now trying to hit the 10,000 step mark. I've gotten pretty close. Today I bought a pedometer that will help keep better count even when I'm not on the treadmill walking, so I can reach that goal quicker. I know the LVAC has a strength training class and considering getting involved to help kick off my new year. I really need to build up my strength and bulk up these arms:) My beach body slim and six replacement dvd just came in the mail for my cardio and I will be starting back on that tomorrow after class. If anyone knows of some great exercises for the upper body to bulk up, send them my way :) I am motivated and looking forward to getting to know some more spark buddies and get some great ideas. emoticon

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2/19/15 4:57 P

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2/18/15 4:12 P

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Hi,

My name is Joanne and I am new to the team. I decided to join because I really need more motivation for my strength training. I have been doing well with cardio. I joined a Zumba fitness studio and I really love it. I've been doing well going 3-4 times a week. We do some toning at Zumba but I don't think it is adequate for my needs.

I have been in physical therapy 3 times for my rotator cuffs on both shoulders. They are doing really well now. However, I know that if I want to keep from injuring them again, I have to stay with the exercises I was shown in PT. I find those exercises so BORING though! It's not fun for me like dance. I would like to find some ways to make it fun.

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2/11/15 9:42 A

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another newbie to the team, but not Sparkpeople...I have been doing cardio but need to get my strength training up to a better level and maybe I'll see more results...starting off slowly trying to build consistency and proper form first!!!!

looking forward to the information this team will give me!!!!

Happy Lifting everyone!!!

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1/26/15 12:02 P

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Hey everyone I am new to strengh training and not a clue where to start but I know its the way forward for the body I want. I am going to keep close to this team for tips xx

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1/19/15 9:03 P

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Good evening all. Not new to SP nor to lifting...but it has a been a minute for both...and yada yada...bottom line? I need to lose lots of weight...and a interested in lifting to aid that process.

My gym has machines mostly and dumbells......and to bb honest, i'd like to start with the machines first..then move on....My gym Planet Fitness...just opened up and I lifted about 3 times....last time...i started investigating push/pull. Any thoughts?

I do have the book that was mentioned below...rules of lifting for women....whew!
gotta go blow the dust off .... :)
Tks!

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1/12/15 5:40 P

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Newbie here to the SparkTeam. Just wanted to say hi and introduce myself.
Since Oct. 2013 I have lost over 140 pounds through weight training, cardio and a clean diet. I'm also a type 2 Diabetic and am off all medication now :)
I LOVE lifting weights now and am starting to get some tone and definition in my legs and arms. I have a LOT of excess skin too that I'm struggling with. But just wanted to say hello to everyone and Happy New Year!

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1/8/15 12:23 P

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New to the group and to Sparkpeople. I found you by accident and am so glad I did. I have almost 100 pounds to lose and need all the help and support I can get :) I worked out yesterday, 1 hour weight lifting, low weights high reps, back, biceps, abs, abs, and legs. It felt good to be back in the gym. I turned on my music, got in the zone and did my thing. It was a good de-stressor and felt proud that I got in and got it done. One day at a time, that is what I tell myself. The weight didn't come on all that once, it will take time to come off. Just got to me patient with myself. Thank you for being here!

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1/8/15 8:49 A

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I love the way strength training makes me feel. I do fall into the mistake of trying to do too much too soon. This year I started off with a 30 minute full-body routine that I plan on doing 3 times a week. In the past I would have bumped this up to 60 minutes. So far I am sticking to the 30 minutes, 3 times a week and finding that I am doing it. I also do a lot of walking and some aerobic classes which I also enjoy. With this new attitude I am able to get it all in and don't feel too stressed.

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1/7/15 3:15 P

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Hi! I am new to this team although I have been on SP for some time. Every year I get on a kick and start strength training again. I have a bench, free weights and dumbbells at home. I seem to do it 3 or 4 times and then stop. Which is crazy because I feel awesome when I do it. Well this is the year strength training becomes a regular habit. Strong and Lean in 2015!!! I look forward to getting to know the people on this team and seeing your ideas and posts.

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10/31/14 9:24 P

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Thank you very much for your help. It's nice to know I can talk to people with similar goals and issues as me. I appreciate your taking the time to get back to me :)

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10/31/14 5:15 P

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Hi Valentine --

For those of us who are trying to lose weight, strength training and weight lifting helps us hang on to the lean muscle mass that we already have. Personally, I think this is super important because it can be very difficult for women to put on muscle, so we need to keep what we already have.

So, first, TRAINING:

Anything you do that pushes you is going to help. And the only way I've been able to make sure I'm pushing myself is to put together an actual routine that I follow on a regular basis. It can be very easy to just do a few reps of this and a few of that, and maybe one of those, and and and. And it's equally easy to keep doing the same weight/sets/rep every workout.

I think the key is a routine you can track, and that you continue to push yourself past your comfort zone (but obviously not to injury).

Figuring out *what* to do can be overwhelming, so I'd recommend doing some reading on whole body routines, and either follow one that's already outlined, or put together your own based on the equipment you have. I'm sure you can find some online, and one good book is "New Rules of Weight Lifting for Women." You may not be able to do those routines due to equipment, but it will give you a good primer.

Then, create a spreadsheet or a workout journal so you know exactly what you're doing for each workout, and keep a log so you can see your progress.

Finally, while I think doing anything is better than doing nothing, personally, I am not a big believer in the idea that you're going to be able to reshape your body or get the true benefits of strength training by doing lots and lots of reps with 2/3/5 lbs. dumbbells. (The book I mentioned above sheds lots of light on this.) Most women are capable of so much more, but most of what we've been told doesn't emphasize the need for heavier weights.

So, bottom line:
** Create and follow a program rather than just doing whatever you feel like on any given day.
** Track your workouts.
** Push yourself to progress.


Second, DIET AND TRAINING:

This can be super confusing too, and I'm still figuring this one out.

First and foremost, don't let this part of the equation keep you from starting to strength train. You'll figure it out as you go, so get started now.

Since you're goal is to continue to lose weight (rather than bulk/put on muscle), keep eating at a slight deficit (this does *NOT* mean 1200 calories -- do some research on what YOUR body actually needs based on BMR, TDEE, etc.)

I found that once I started a heavy lifting program, I needed a lot more protein to keep myself from feeling like I was starving all the time. And I'm also eating a significantly larger amount of calories than before -- but still losing at the rate of 1+ lbs. per week. But that's just me -- your needs are going to be different.

As I mentioned, I'm still figuring this out. But I do know that if I try to change everything at once, I get overwhelmed. So, while ideally I'd like to be hitting my macros on a regular basis, I haven't had the time to do the research and planning that would entail yet. So, for now, I'm trying to get lots of protein, trying to eat more fruits and veggies, and letting the rest fall into place on its own. Weight lifting has totally changed my relationship with food -- fundamentally changed it! -- and I can honestly say that I don't feel like any food is off limits or "bad."

So, bottom line here:
* Just get started with strength training.
* Start with food by just focusing on hitting your calorie goal and see how you feel.
* Then experiment with adding more protein, or more carbs, or whatever. Know you'll have to play and tweak with these aspects until you figure out what works for you.

And last but not least, a few other pieces of advice:

* Take pictures of yourself (front, side, back, biceps, face) today, and then take a new set once a month.
* Take your measurements today, and then again once a month.
* Weight lifting / strength training can cause the scale to go a little wonky. Your muscles need lots of water to repair themselves. The scale will not be an accurate measure of your progress! This is why you need the pics and measurements.

I know this was ridiculously long. I do hope it was helpful, and if you have more questions, I'm happy to answer what I can.

Good luck!
C.


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10/31/14 4:05 P

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Hello everyone, I hope this finds all of you having a great day. I am just beginning my weight loss journey and definitely want to add weight training to my routine. I'm just not really sure where I should begin. I have 30 pounds to lose. I am so confused about diet and training. There is so much info out there; high protein, high carbs, counting macros, paleo, etc. As far as the weight training goes, it will all have to be done at home with resistance bands and free weights because that's what I have to work with. I know weights are a must if I want to shape my body I want. So any help I can get would be greatly appreciated.

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10/26/14 2:55 P

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Hi Pippa,

I posted a response to you in the Accountability thread, but will jump in here too. First, welcome! There are a handful of us who are quite active in this team, mostly in the daily check-ins, so definitely head over there and join us!

I would guess that your level of cardio may be the reason you're stalling a bit with the strength training. If you're trying to do them on the same day, cardio first can pre-exhaust you for the ST. If you're doing it on off days, you may not be allowing your muscles enough time to recover. But that doesn't mean you can't do both -- you may just have to scale back the cardio a bit in order to make strength gains. If you're not overly concerned with building muscle (vs. maintaining what you already have), then you can probably just continue doing what you're doing. It will all depend on what your goals are.

I do a program called StrongLifts 5x5 three times per week, and do light cardio on my off days. And by light, I mean I walk my dog, bike to and from school (~7 min. roundtrip!), and do very beginner level rock climbing. I'm definitely gaining muscle and am losing about 1 lb. per week, eating what feels like a massive amount of calories. So, all in all, I'm super happy with what weight lifting is doing for my body.

Looking forward to getting to know you more! :)

Courtney

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Hey everyone! I'm Pippa, I'm 27, live in the UK and new to the team (clearly). I'm not new to exercise, but I have always focused on the cardio rather than strength. I recently downloaded the sweatybetties introductory 12 week programme, but I haven't been able to get past week 4 for one reason or another. I think the main reason is that I'm still trying to do too much too soon-I'm still trying to keep with my regular running programme (3-5 miles a day bar Fridays) and fit in the weight lifting-stop me if you feel that's an incorrect assumption. And also, no one I know actually lifts or does weight training, so I'm kind of lonely!

Anyway, I'm here to learn and hopefully one day I'll actually be able to give out some advice!

Looking forward to getting to know you all

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Hey guys! I hope you're all doing really well. I began my weightlifting about three months ago and there is no turning back, I absolutely love it. I don't have excess weight to lose so my muscles are building pretty quickly and evenly. It's nice to see that there's a group of people here that enjoy lifting as much as I do.

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NSMRIDGEWAY, you used to be able to climb 30 feet in 12 seconds?!? I want to be you when I grow up! Adding that to my bucket list...

Rebecca

He drew a circle that shut me out--
Heretic, rebel, a thing to flout.
But Love and I had the wit to win:
We drew a circle that took him in!
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Not totally new at strength training, but really don't know what I'm doing, lol. Have got some free weights and access to a Para-Body so that should help a bit for now. Happy to be here and pick up some tips!

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Hi, my name is Lynda. I'm a mother of 2 just getting back into strength training after an embarrassingly long hiatus. I was pretty pleased to sit down and do the calculations the other day and find out that despite the apparent fitness neglect I still have 110 lb LBM on my 5'4" frame. I guess living/working on a farm has kept me in better shape than I expected. Still, there are many, many areas I would like to work on, my goals including being able to do 20 push-ups (I can currently do 2) and doing 1 pull-up (you have to start somewhere!). I do not currently have access to a gym and will have to make due with the weights I have and body weight exercises. Wish me luck!

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I'm starting easy with my incline pushups on the stairs. I was a little worried last night, instead of getting easier the same number is getting harder to do every other day. I hope my shoulder arthritis is not the problem and it is only a temporary glitch. I am going to give it 2 days rest, not do them again until Wednesday evening, see if that helps.

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7/25/14 12:02 P

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I'm just getting back into strength training. I used to be really buff (8 years and 80 pounds ago). I'm one of those girls who can pick up and drop body weight quickly, so at least I should be able to get it off no problem. I'm a little embarrassed at how much strength and flexibility I've lost, though, and I'm working hard to get it back and then some.

On the up side, and I do like to focus on the up side, I think I still have my muscular core in there somewhere. When I was a size 6, I was 155 pounds. If I still have 70% of that muscle (I'm an optimist), then a lot of my excessive weight should just be needing to be toned up properly. But that's why I can drop weight (as in body fat) so fast - lots of muscle to eat it.

Right now (week one back in the gym):
Deadlift: 90 lbs (old max was 225)
Squat: 105 lbs (old max was 275)
Barbell Curl: 50 lbs (old max was 80)
Rope climb: nonexistent (used to be able to climb 3 stories in 12 seconds)
Pull ups: I could never do, but I will!

I look forward to getting to know other ladies who appreciate the ability to lift your own weight. emoticon

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Congratulations on the quick start. emoticon

Rebecca

He drew a circle that shut me out--
Heretic, rebel, a thing to flout.
But Love and I had the wit to win:
We drew a circle that took him in!
-Edwin Markham

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Just joined a gym and in the last week lost 2lbs!!! I've NEVER seen that kind of progress before (only in my younger days). Building muscle BURNS fat!! I'm stoked!

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6/21/14 9:59 P

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Hello, my name is Ali :) I have lifted weights off and on all my life but I have really hammered down and focused on getting in tip top condition the last 9 months. My asthma always held me back but I am pushing through and making some serious headway. I joined here so that I can visit with other women and receive/share any advice possible. I have seem to hit a plateau this last month or two and I'm looking for ways to break through!
Thanks for letting me join this group!

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Welcome to all new comers. Post your questions and workouts!!!

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Welcome to all the new comers!!!!

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emoticon Hi!! Iron Maidens I love doing strength training even though I can do while sitting down because I have bad knees but I can do lifting weights while sitting on an chair. emoticon emoticon

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So the past week I have been following Girlsgonestrong.com and Jen Sinkler's Lift Weights Faster, and let me tell you!!!! I have been hitting muscles that I normally do not get on my own. Highly recommend these girls!!! They keep me motivated... and SWEATY!

Mirissa

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Hi folks

I'm Janelle. I'm new to the team. I've recently rediscovered my love of strength training. I am hoping to continue with this and so I'm looking for some inspiration and accountability from you folks as I don't really know anyone here who likes to work out.

hope everyone is doing well.

Stay strong,
Janelle

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Hello,

I'm new to the team also. Been on SP over a year. I want to focus more on tone and strength. I still have a way to go before I reach my fitness and weight loss goals, but I will not give up. I want to learn from some of you who have succeeded and those who are still on their journey. I wish you well. Have an eventful day.

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