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#551 Nan

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    Posted 10 February 2011 - 07:31 AM



    Originally Posted by sxcT 

    You girls are all getting the wrong idea and you are asking men for the answers.  Not a good idea.  Trust me you will not get "bulky" by lifting heavier.  When you ask a man that question he is picturing benching 300 lbs or squatting 200 lbs.  That is not what you will be doing.  Put down the pink dumbbells and lift some heavier weight and sculpt the body you want.  Doing 5-10 lbs for 15-20 reps WILL NOT get you the body you all are trying to achieve.  Trust me!!


    Would you mind posting a "sample workout" for us to follow? I know that´s asking too much but I would love to get more sculpted!


    Nan and Erik forever!!!

    #552 proti007

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      Posted 10 February 2011 - 09:22 AM

      I posted my results in the WW forum, but I though I'd throw them up here, too! Just finished my second week on Weight Watchers, have been doing cardio 3 times a week at the gym, and total loss so far = 9 pounds! No more dieting for this girl....who knew portion control would get me such fantastic results?!



      #553 Cherazi

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        Posted 10 February 2011 - 10:30 AM

        I am on my 4th day of 1200 calories! It is killing me, but I am determined. Wish me luck :)



        #554 Cherazi

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          Posted 10 February 2011 - 10:32 AM


          Wow! Very impressive. Keep it up :)

          Originally Posted by proti007 

          I posted my results in the WW forum, but I though I'd throw them up here, too! Just finished my second week on Weight Watchers, have been doing cardio 3 times a week at the gym, and total loss so far = 9 pounds! No more dieting for this girl....who knew portion control would get me such fantastic results?!





          #555 DeAngelis2be

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            Posted 10 February 2011 - 06:28 PM


            South Beach!!! I'm down 17 lb in 4 weeks by reducing my cards and doing to the gym 3 days a week. I'm feeling great, happier, and more energy. My FI is down 11 lb!!

             

            I work in a small office with people that order dominos and french fries every other day. All it takes is will power, modivation, and preperation.
             

            Originally Posted by DiamondGirl 


            Aww, thanks!! I'm so driven due to my results that there's no stopping me now!! I'm telling you, South Beach Diet is the way to go!!
             

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            @Tennyt1- get the Jackie Warner total body circuit video or extreme body video. All you need is 5lb weights and you're good. She will help tone you up in no time and you will sweat!! Most importantly you'll feel the BURN!! I alternate her videos every other day because I switch from Insanity to Jackie Warner to get my Cardio and weight lifting. By the way... I'm down another 2.5lbs!!!  So EXCITED!!



            Diamond Girl you are kicking ass....

             

            Im super jealous and proud at the same time

             

            Keep doing what you are doing !!!!

             


             




            #556 richarsd

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              Posted 10 February 2011 - 07:01 PM

              This is not at all true (lighter weights & more reps)!!! This is a total myth perpetuated from where I have no idea - regardless, it's incorrect. As a woman, lifting "heavy" for shorter reps is NOT going to bulk you up. I can attest to this...in fact, after spending (actually, I'll say wasting) several years at the gym lifting lighter doing higher reps (as most women are taught somewhere along the way to do to try and tone and slim), I got nowhere. Finally, I found a reputable trainer who swears that if you want to look lean and toned as a woman or buff and well-defined as a man, you need to use as heavy a weight as you can. You should aim for at least 6 reps...if you can't do that, go down a weight. Once you get to 12 max, you need to move up a weight. However, you should do 3 sets of each exercise. So for example, say you're doing deadlifts (again, I know this is a typically considered a "manly exercise" but have a good look at the gym...I'm willing to bet that if you look at people, the ones are who are toned and in really good shape are in the real weight room, and the ones who are in mediocre shape are doing machines, which do half the work for you) - anyway, back to deadlifts, lift the heaviest weight you can minimum 6 reps, break for one minute, do it again, break for one minute, then do it again...don't worry if you can't do as many with each set, that's normal.

               

              Anyway, sorry ladies, I don't mean to rant on this but this is actually something I feel very strongly about and trust me, as long as you're eating healthfully including lots of lean protein, it works!!! There's also tons of research on exercise physiology to support it, as well.
               

              Originally Posted by DiamondGirl 



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              Originally Posted by NEMMERZ 



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              Originally Posted by sxcT 

              For the weights I would suggest heavier weight with less reps.  It will help sculpt the body u want. Nothing more than 10....12 at the max for some exercises.  Lift heavier - you will be surprised at how heavy you can actually lift. 
               

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              Originally Posted by SummerDawn 



              I would like to try something too if I thought it wasn't bad for me. Its so hard to know!

               

              Also for weights - do I want to do more weight less reps or lots of reps with a lower weight? I never know...
               


               

              HUH?  My FI is telling me more reps (15) and light weights 4 to 5 Sets.....

               

              He is trying to slim me down..........

               


               


              if you want to slim and tone, you go light with weights and more reps. if you want to bulk and get muscle, you go heavier on weights and less reps. Depends what type of look you're trying to achieve.
               





              #557 richarsd

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                Posted 10 February 2011 - 07:04 PM



                Originally Posted by sxcT 

                You girls are all getting the wrong idea and you are asking men for the answers.  Not a good idea.  Trust me you will not get "bulky" by lifting heavier.  When you ask a man that question he is picturing benching 300 lbs or squatting 200 lbs.  That is not what you will be doing.  Put down the pink dumbbells and lift some heavier weight and sculpt the body you want.  Doing 5-10 lbs for 15-20 reps WILL NOT get you the body you all are trying to achieve.  Trust me!!


                Ditto!! Remember girls, muscle burns fat!



                #558 richarsd

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                  Posted 10 February 2011 - 07:18 PM


                   

                  Originally Posted by Nan 



                  Quote:
                  Originally Posted by sxcT 

                  You girls are all getting the wrong idea and you are asking men for the answers.  Not a good idea.  Trust me you will not get "bulky" by lifting heavier.  When you ask a man that question he is picturing benching 300 lbs or squatting 200 lbs.  That is not what you will be doing.  Put down the pink dumbbells and lift some heavier weight and sculpt the body you want.  Doing 5-10 lbs for 15-20 reps WILL NOT get you the body you all are trying to achieve.  Trust me!!


                  Would you mind posting a "sample workout" for us to follow? I know that´s asking too much but I would love to get more sculpted!

                   

                  I don't mind telling you mine. I alternate between lower body/abs and upper body. I do each twice a week, so 4 days altogether plus a 5th day of cardio. Now, the biggest adjustment for me was doing less cardio (I used to do 5 days a week of intense cardio and light weights) - but contrary to popular belief, your metabolism drops to regular levels within a couple of hours of cardio. However, with weight training, your metabolism stays raised for several hours, which means you burn fat for longer.

                   

                  So for lower body, I do (3 sets of each, up to 12 reps):

                  - squats (with a barbell...start with just the bar initially depending on what you can handle)

                  - deadlifts

                  - lunges (24 or 12 per leg)

                  - pull-throughs or horizontal leg curls for hamstrings (there are lots of variations for this...find any machine that works your hamstrings)

                  - v-sits with a 10 lb medicine ball

                  - crunch

                  - reverse crunch

                   

                  Upper body (3 sets, up to 12 reps):

                  - DB (dumb bell) pull over

                  - DB flat bench press

                  - DB one-arm row

                  - DB seated shoulder press

                  - EZ bar upright row

                  - EZ bar flat tricep extension

                  - EZ bar bicep curls

                   

                  You can go to Youtube for demonstrations of just about all of these exercises and others if you need easier/harder variations. Enjoy :)


                   



                  #559 Cherazi

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                    Posted 11 February 2011 - 09:04 AM

                    I am looking for creative ideas to celebrate Valentine's day without cheating on the diet or breaking the budget. Hmmm ...



                    #560 choeft201

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                      Posted 11 February 2011 - 11:02 AM


                      Fondue!
                       

                      Originally Posted by Cherazi 

                      I am looking for creative ideas to celebrate Valentine's day without cheating on the diet or breaking the budget. Hmmm ...




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