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Alternative Cardio & Weight Lifting
Instead of doing cardio/ aerobic exercise on an elliptical or a treadmill, I am really into alternatives like Zumba, Tahitian dance, and water aerobics. I was wondering if that would still work with the BFL program, even if the cardio lasts longer, for example, a 45 minute Zumba session or an hour long...
1 Jan 2011
Too much muscle?
I am a 20 year old woman with a larger frame. To be perfectly honest, some of the pictures in the Body-for-LIFE books scare me, because the women look like body builders. I don't want to bulk up AT ALL, since I already have a good amount of muscle and don't need much more in certain places (like...
12 Feb 2011
Efforts noticed in the gym
I just wanted to share this story with everyone... I was just starting my LBWO this morning -- doing squats on the smith machine -- when an older gentleman approached me. He's about 75 or so and fit as a fiddle, a real Jack Lalanne type. I see him in the weight room every time I do weights...
11 Mar 2011
If anyone would be willing to post their weight workouts and exercises I would really appreciate it. I need some new ideas. Also, how does everyone complete the ab portion of the lower body workout? Do you use weights with it or just complete the reps? Thanks for the info!
21 Mar 2011
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...
7 Jun 2011
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...
16 Aug 2011
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...
26 May 2011
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...
14 Oct 2011
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...
26 Sep 2011
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...
2 Jan 2012
This question if for the BFL veterns. For the duration of BLF, do you do the same exercise every time? For example, on the upper body days for the chest muscle group, do you do dumbbell bench press for the first 5 sets, then dumbbell flye for the last intense set, every time you do an upper body day...
6 Feb 2012
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