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eating within 1 hr of workout out?
Hey guys, I was wondering whether its true when they say not to eat within 1 hour of working out. Im fairly sure that Bill Phillips had touched on it breifly in the BFL book but now i cant find it again. If it is true does this apply to both cardio AND weight training? Your advice would be greatly...
14 Nov 2010
Lots of Newbie questions! Please help!
Hello all, I've recently started BFL after reading the book. I've been religious in following everything but I'm facing a few problems and would love it if you could please point me in the right direction: How do I manage my really weak shoulders? When I do chest exercises, even...
16 Dec 2010
is this "body for life" all utter B.S?
first of all * is the body for life eating schedule UNrealistic to a person who may work full time 5 days a week? sure the book says PLAN it, but how do you play around a WHOLE working day?? * why is there so much 'mypolex' (can't get it here i'm not american) nutriion shakes written...
20 Dec 2010
Getting started with free weights
Getting myself ready for 3 Jan start so I have been going though all these planning charts for the workouts. Feels like a lot of paperwork.... In the ones in the Champions Body for Life book it suggests you plan which size weights you are going to use before you go into the gym. But I am not really...
30 Dec 2010
Working around things - Back Problems
I am gearing myself up for my first 12 week challenge. One of the problems I have to deal with is back problems. I damaged my back a few years ago so have to be really careful. My last try at getting fit came to grief in the gym with free weights while doing squats and I was off work for 3 months. Can't...
29 Dec 2010
I was wondering since my "problem" area is my middle section should I be doing more abs then the book says? I guess I just dont feel like doing abs with only the LBWO on some weeks only once is enough. Please help any ideas would be helpful. Thanks
12 Jan 2011
Hi, I am on day 3 and have done the BFL before (about 6 years ago) Got great results...lost 75pounds and kept it off UNTIL I had my son. I gain back 50 of those pounds and am starting again. My question is I know you don't need to count calories but it just a habit. I am worried I am not getting...
17 Jan 2011
ok thanks, Here is my day Breakfast - slimfast and orange = 225 Cal 9gFat 15 Carbs 20 Protien Snack 1- Chicken *** and yogurt= 220 Cal2.5Fat 20 Carbs 28 Protien Lunch- Eas shake (myoplex lite) orange and broccoli= 279Cal 2.5 Fat 29Carbs 25Protien Snack 2- Tuna and a apple= 224Cal 2.5Fat...
17 Jan 2011
To enter the BFL Challenge or Not?
Hello my name is William and I am 48 years old, I am 6ft 5in tall and 280 lbs. I will soon be 49 in April. I have done the BFL challenge before but did not enter the contest. I was 40 when I did the BFL challenge the first time and I was only 250 lbs at the time. I followed the program for 12 weeks and...
17 Jan 2011
Losing weight instead of putting on muscle?? Advise please
Hi everyone, I have been on the body for life for two weeks now... my stats are as follows... When i started - Weight - 158 pounds Height - 5 foot 10 inches Fat % - 18.2 Muscle % - 50.2 Two weeks in I am Weight - 150.6 pounds Fat % - 16 Muscle % - 51.2 As i am a fairly...
3 Feb 2011
If at first you don't succede..
...bang your head against a brick wall! :P LOL Well, that's what it feels like sometimes. :) The first time I started B4L was way back in 1999. I lasted about 2 months and lost about 45 pounds. I wasn't hungry, wasn't tired, all was going well... then I quit. I made the excuse that I couldn't...
31 Jan 2011
My little one is 3 months old and I'm ready to start a challenge. I saw Body for Life on the KellyMom.com community forum. I'm really needing to lose a minimum of 25 lbs before summer, as I will be going to be starting some summer work. My question is this... since I'm a full time breastfeeding...
6 Feb 2011
Don't have the machines...what other exercises can I do?
Hi, I''m a new "body for Life member and I'm starting off my challenge by the end of this month. I'm about to get all the gear that I need for the challenge but I have one big problem - there's no gym where I live so I have to buy all the equipment that I need. I can't...
15 Feb 2011
Starting2/21/11 - anyone starting first time or again?? Help me help you!! :)
Hello all fellow BFLer's - I am going to start up a new BFL 12 week program tomorrow 2/21 - Here's my story in short... or long :) It will be actually my 2nd 'latest' start for a challenge. I started on on November 29th of 2010 and I felt great! It was quite brave to start before the...
20 Feb 2011
Is this the right program for me?
I have been doing the program for a few weeks now and I feel it is going well. However, despite the fact that I am lucky enough or fit enough to do the cardio and strength training, I have 70-80 pounds to lose. Is this more of a program for someone who just needs to lose a smaller amount of weight, someone...
28 Feb 2011
Encouragement From Afar
Hi Everyone, I am due to start my challenge next month and have been reading up about everything needed,Ive ordered my supplements joined the gym and other than getting a few clothes suitable for the gym, and a new pair of trainers I cant think of anything else I need.....Except me to turn up!!!!...
1 Mar 2011
Please Help!!!Weight training
I did my first LBWO on Monday, and I really think I may have started lifting too much weight. I have been extremely sore, to the point where I can't sit down and my muscles spase every now and then, and Im still walking with a limp; but it feels good in a weird way LOL As a newbie to exercise, how...
3 Mar 2011
I am a 45 year old man and I have worked out regularly for about 25 years, so I am pretty fit but still softer in the middle than I want to be. I started the BFL program two weeks ago and lost almost an inch off of my waist the first week, but this week nothing at all. My first instinct is to work out...
18 Mar 2011
What to do going forward?
Hi all.. So far so good after 8 weeks. I'm wondering if their is a maintenance program after 12 weeks or if I can just continue doing the same 6 day workout and adherence to the meal plans? Thanks... Ken
12 Mar 2011
My wife and I started the Body for Life Challenge a week and a half ago and we are loving it! It has brought us closer together and the time we spend together is awesome. We have both had a problem almost from the begining,,,,, bloating! Almost every day we get bloated stomachs and we dont know why!...
20 Apr 2011
Not exactly "starting from scratch"
Hi everyone, I'm looking for some advice from the "veterans." I have been obsessively reading these forums (ha) and some of the people have some amazing results. However, I notice that many were starting from being sedentary, no exercise, or starting after a period of "letting themselves...
22 Feb 2011
ON LINE Teams
Are there any individuals starting on Monday 5/2 that would be interested in starting an online team? I'll be beginning my challenge on this date and thought it would be awesome to link up with other people so we can help each other through the process. I have successfully completed a challenge in...
29 Apr 2011
Day 1 Jitters!
Hello, all, it is day one for me, and like any new adventure, I have a mix of excitement and butterflies, all at the same time. I've tried other plans and ditched them all for one reason or another (primary reason being that I'm lazy:(). Recently diagnosed with Freiberg's, so lots of pain...
16 May 2011
A few questions before starting on 05/23/2011
Hey guys, My fiance and I are starting this on Monday. I need to do some prep work (and mentally prepare) before then. I am interested in using protein powder for convenience sake but I am allergic to dairy and soy. Does anyone know of a good protein powder that isn't whey, casein or soy based...
17 May 2011
Does It Feel Like Too Much Eating for Anyone Else?
Hi Everyone, I am on day six. I eat six meals a day, two are protein drinks, and 4 are by the book (fist size of complex carbs and palm size of protein and a green veg all from the list in the BFL book). It just feels like too much eating. I can't believe I am writing this as I am severely overweight...
25 May 2011
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