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#1 Oscar_Ernie

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    Posted 30 August 2008 - 02:18 PM

    Has anyone read and/or done the program from this book? I'm a firm believer (I'm also a FIRM Believer, but that's something else entirely! LOL) in lifting heavy weights and have started doing this program...but I'm curious if anyone else has tried it and if so what their results have been. TIA!

    #2 Davematthews16

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      Posted 30 August 2008 - 02:28 PM

      I'm not familliar with this book. Is it encouraging women to lift heavier weights? I would be interested to know more about it

      #3 Oscar_Ernie

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        Posted 30 August 2008 - 02:37 PM

        Yes, it definitely wants us to lift heavier! The author goes to great length to explain why the whole light weight, lots of reps things doesn't work. Women simply don't have the ability to gain the massive muscles that men can, so we should be lifting more like men do....in a nutshell. It's been a very interesting read. The author is Lou Schuler if you want to check it out. I'm trying it out, we'll see how it goes!

        #4 rodent

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          Posted 30 August 2008 - 02:42 PM

          I worked at a women's only gym for 3 years. i was surprised how many women didn't want to lift heavy because they didn't want to bulk up. i'd try to explain how bulking up doesn't happy accidentally.

          #5 syl1115

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            Posted 30 August 2008 - 05:15 PM

            I have been lifting heavy for a while. I am currently benching 100lbs. I do 400lb leg press. 60-70 lbs on back and I stagger weight on arms up to 20 or 25 lbs.
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            #6 KatyKo

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              Posted 30 August 2008 - 05:45 PM

              My sister and I just started lifting heavy. FI is very active in weights, and he always told me that doing light weights was worthless. Our trainer actually has us doing more reps and more weight than we were doing before.

              The combination of the heavier weights, cardio, eating healthy and getting a good amount of protein has really allowed me to see more tone in a decently short period of time. :)

              #7 monicaswave

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                Posted 30 August 2008 - 07:56 PM

                I regularly do body pump class which is a class of medium to light weights done with tons of reps. I really like the class and I do see muscle definition. I even feel sore after class.

                I have been curious lately as to weather changing my weight routine to heavy weights will create better results though.

                #8 Jennifer Davis

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                  Posted 30 August 2008 - 08:22 PM

                  I used to lift heavy with my trainer. I was squatting 200 pounds and my behind never looked better!

                  I never got big no matter how heavy I lifted. Most women do not have enough muscle mass to ever get very big. I would love to be able to lift heavier weights now, I would see much better results in less time but, unfortunately, I do not have anyone to spot me =0(.

                  #9 KLC77

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                    Posted 30 August 2008 - 11:18 PM

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                    Originally Posted by Jennifer Davis
                    I used to lift heavy with my trainer. I was squatting 200 pounds and my behind never looked better!

                    I never got big no matter how heavy I lifted. Most women do not have enough muscle mass to ever get very big. I would love to be able to lift heavier weights now, I would see much better results in less time but, unfortunately, I do not have anyone to spot me =0(.

                    Jennifer, too bad we can't workout together. I like to lift heavy, but don't have a workout partner. I try to convince FI to go with me, but wouldn't trust him to not let a dumbell fall on my head. He's a gym newbie. lol Ok, back to the thread... I used to be a personal trainer and definitely like to lift a little heavy. I used to see so many people in the gym pretty much wasting time. I see much more results in myself when I lift heavier and do fewer reps. And I LOVE how strong I feel after.
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