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  • Forum Post: Workout Review Is Badly Needed. Thanks.

    Hi everyone, I am still struggling with my eating habits and trying to put that under control. I thought i had my workouts done by the book till I found very conflicting information on here about how the workout is scaled. I completely understand that everyone's 10 is different, and the actual...
  • Forum Post: Do weights trump cardio?

    This question relates to an earlier post concerning missing a gym day. If I miss a strength-training day is it better to forget about it and do cardio the following day, or do 2 days of strength training in a row to make up for the missed day? I thought the whole point of B4L's gym routine...
  • Forum Post: How can i get more energy for lifting

    I am on week 5 and am finding I could use a little spark when I get to the gym. I tried an energy drink before going one day last week and it worked really good, I had some nervous energy and could not wait to get to the next set but afterwords I thought I was going to hurl. Any ideas on something...
  • Forum Post: Why do we decrease weights at High Point 9-10?

    Hi Everyone, I understand from the book (the schedules Bill mapped out as his sample workouts) that the weights are decreased at high points 9 and 10. Example (I lost the book so I have to put just exemplary figures here), the pattern is like this: level five - 12 reps - 50 pounds level six...
  • Forum Post: is it enough?

    Hi all, on my second week, today (friday) lower body training... but there is a major concern.doubt, question, is it enough training? the 12-10-8-6-12 and 12... I see routines of my friends with 3-4 exercises per muscle group only... so again my question, is it enough? or do you guys do more work...
  • Forum Post: Lifting Weights - Toning vs Gaining Muscle Question

    I've always been naturually strong for a girl and I have a pretty big build without my added fat weight. I am looking to tone muscle instead of gain, but I'm only on week 2 and lifting large amounts of weight. Do I keep my my weights the same, because I don't think I will hit my 10 if I keep...
  • Forum Post: New to BFL and slightly confused on weights/sets/reps

    Hello all: I am new to BFL; just started day 1 today and I'm excited about the challenge. I'm not necessarily "new" to the gym, but I've never been consistent. I understand the set/rep/intensity schedule, but I'm a little confused if I should be selecting a single weight...
  • Forum Post: First Day at the Gym - In between optimal weights?!

    Hey everyone! Today was my first day at the gym, trying to do an upper body workout. I ran into some trouble pretty quickly! I either was putting on too little or too much weight while trying to figure out what my 5,6,7,8,9,10 intensity levels were. I was using weight machines (Cybex brand) and their...
  • Forum Post: Workouts

    I like to move up in my weight training routine from the start level to a more advanced level. Does any on have any suggestions on workout routines?
  • Forum Post: My muscles aren't recovering

    Hi everyone, I have completed my first BFL week today. I have been working out really hard, and eating sufficient protein. The problem is that my muscles are not recovering. My lower body workout was on Monday. Now it's Thursday and my hamstring and quads still hurt. My upper body workout was yesterday...
  • Forum Post: Increasing workouts from 3 to 4 a week

    I'm currently in week 6 in BFL and I was looking at this article http://www.hussmanfitness.org/html/TPBodyforLife.html. Some of the past champions mentioned that they were lifting 4 times a week. I was wondering if it would be a good idea to increase my weight workouts for 3 to 4 times a week. So...
  • Forum Post: Note to all of those who are starting

    Pace yourself during the begenning! know your limits and don't try to fight them. it will only put you back. I over did it on my last lower body workout and I can tell you now that I am paying for it! lol Have you done this before? How did you get over it?