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  • Forum Post: Weight training explained...

    I am reading the Body For Life book and I'm trying to plan everything out before I start the challenge. And I want to make sure I do everything correct. I have a question to the experienced Body for lifer's. I read about the weight training but I don't entirely get it. I understand that im...
  • Forum Post: Confused again

    Official Body- for -LIFE Weight-Training Plan Perform two exercises for each major muscle group of the upper body. Does this mean I choose TWO different exercises for each major muscle group doing 5 sets each? Or do I choose one exercise doing 5 sets and then immediately switch? Example"...
  • Forum Post: 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...
  • Forum Post: Weight training

    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!
  • Forum Post: Possible to do Weight Lifting workouts at home?

    Sometimes its hard for me to get to a gym where I can do all the lifting as directed in the book, but I have NO idea how to do it at home! I don't own any equipment. In fact, I think the only thing that looks remotely like it came from a gym is one lone resistance band lurking beneath my bed. Is...
  • Forum Post: Starting Over With Back Problems

    Last July I woke up one morning with a backache that wouldn't go away. By August I decided to see the Doc. X-rays revealed nothing and I was sent to Physical Therapy to no avail. I did continue with my exercise program in spite of the pain. Then in October the pain morphed into a shooting pain from...
  • 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: Glutes?

    Does anyone work their glutes instead of their calves? I have very large calves (genetics + running) and am more interested in working my glutes - it it okay to switch the muscle groups?
  • 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: Same Exercise?

    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...