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What gym machines can I use to achieve the upper body exercises for body for life instead of using dumbells, free weights or bars?
1 Jun 2010
Treadmill,Elliptical or elliptical climber
Which is good for a great cardio workout? Treadmill,Elliptical or Elliptical Climber? I have been on the treadmill for three weeks and getting a little discouraged. One year ago when i was just excercising i lost 25lbs in 2.5 months on the elliptical climber. Which is better? How would you hit your 10's...
24 Jun 2010
How to do HIIT on Eliptical or Recumbant? Need Help.
So I've been doing my HIIT on the treadmill and LOVING IT. I control my intervals by upping the speed for each level of effort. Problem. I'm getting pain in my tibial tendon. I think if I lay off the impact for a few weeks I can recover and work my way back into treadmill HIIT including running...
30 Jun 2010
12 Weeks! - Body for LIFE Champion Andrew Crouch
Good month to you! Here we are coming around the corner to the months of summer. For some of us this can be very intimidating. When the sun comes up we have to start taking off our extra layers of clothing. It makes us more vulnerable to show off that extra brownie and ice cream we ate during the holidays...
22 Jul 2010
Missed a Cardio yesterday
Being new to BFL I wanted to jump into the forums and ask questions whenever they arose. This is my first challenge and Today marks week 2. Yesterday I forgot that my gym closes at 6pm and missed my cardio workout. My question is should I try and make up for it today during my Lower Body Day or just...
29 Nov 2010
One cardio workout
Is there any advice on whether it is better to have multiple cardio routines vs. just having one? I like the idea of having just one because it makes it easy for me to measure and keep track of my progress. I workout on an elliptical trainer.
2 Dec 2010
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
Using Workout DVDs for HIIT?
Hi, Getting ready to start my BFL journey (I'm "testing the waters" this week but planning to really start 2/28) and I want to do my HIIT at home. I don't have a treadmill or anything, so I was wondering if anyone uses a workout DVD to do their cardio. If so, which ones? I know I...
21 Feb 2011
Home Gyms - Just as Good as the Real Thing
Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 It’s Monday morning. You’ve decided that TODAY is the day to start a new lifestyle. This new lifestyle includes healthier eating habits and a more regimented workout routine...
22 Feb 2011
Early morning Cardio - more effective?
Hi everyone, I know this must have been brought up in the forum at one point, but I was just wondering if anybody had any insight into whether doing the HIIT cardio on an empty stomach first thing in the morning is better than later in the day? I'm on Week 4 and have been going after I finish...
12 Apr 2011
How soon should I eat after Cardio?
I'm a little confused about how soon after my cardio workout I should eat. I try to do my workouts first thing in the morning, but becasue I have no equipment in my apartment, I sometimes have to plan around getting into the city to my gym which I can't do til later. I try to wait 2 hours after...
27 Apr 2011
too little cardio??
I'm having major difficulty accepting that the workouts are enough for me. I did the "Insanity" program from beach body several times and after being stuck and seeing no more progress for the past 6 months, I felt like maybe I was over-working my body and it had started to resist. Now that...
27 Apr 2011
Training for endurance while doing BFL
I usually compete in a few triathlons and bike races during the summer. I enjoy them but will admit that they didn't get me the weight loss i was looking for so I decided to try Body-for-Life, but I still want to do a few of these races. The short 20 minute high intensity cardio of BFL doesn't...
17 May 2011
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...
27 May 2011
How often do you increase your weights/up your cardio level?
Hello all! The more i read BFL the more I think it's about increasing your limits and breaking them. It's hard hitting a TEN each time but when you do, you feel great! So, I wonder, how often should one increase their limit? I'm progressing at a different rate for each exercise but generally...
29 May 2011
HIIT Swimming Routine?
I am currently injured - stress fracture on my ankle - and can only bike and swim for cardio. I am starting BFL tomorrow (wish me luck!) and was wondering if anyone has done a swimming HIIT routine.... I am not sure how to do HIIT in the pool (and p.s. I am not a very strong swimmer). Anyway, any advice...
4 Jun 2011
Why do we do cardio on this program at all?
I keep reading in the BFL book that weight training will both burn calories and build muscles that will help burn the fat off. The eating system with the exercise will revive metabolism. what is the job of cardio on this program? What will happen if we skip cardio altogether and do six days of weight...
10 Jun 2011
Re: BFL Coffee Crew!
Legs = "THEY SAY IT"S YOUR BIRTHDAY, I HOPE YOU HAVE A GOOD TIME" Donald Gibbs - Now you are just showing off, 2000 ropes in 18 minutes is sick... I found a rope and managed to work out how to do 3 skips in a row without falling over.. I managed to do my cardio HITS yesterday even...
5 Jul 2011
Where are the diets and Exercise lists?
Hi All I really want to do this programme, but I do not want to be registered as a competitor in the actual challenge, I just want to do it for me. Is this possible? Do you have to offically regsiter to receive the diet/exercise programme, also how do you find out what is best for you based on...
17 Jul 2011
Re: BACK 2 BACK - C2 Oct.24th to Jan. 15th
Hellooooo....anyone out there? anyone? Bueller? Guess everyone else has better things to do this weekend :-) Checking in - day 14 - 1/6 of the way through. Still chilly this morning in Boston, but the sun is out and it promises to be a beautiful day. Going for a ride later - one of my last rides...
6 Nov 2011
Cardio N weights?!
So I just finished reading the BFL 12 week program and I'm so pump to get started but I have a question before I start. I work at night from 5:30 to 3am usually I go to sleep around 5am everyday. I've been going to the gym on my days off Sun. Mon. And Wed. Ive been doing 20 min. Of stairmaster...
7 Dec 2011
Bodyweight cardio for HIIT
I have acchiles tendonitis, and thus stay away from long periods of impact on my ankles, specifically my right ankle and foot. So, I have been paying attention to a lot of athletes like Craig Ballyntine and monkey bar specialists like Hit Richards and Hannibal 4 King. Thy have emphasized bodyweigt cardio...
20 Dec 2011
My Menu... I need tips! :)
Hello! I wanted to get some of ya'lls opinion regaring my eating plan. I'm going to write what I eat on a tipical day, and let me know if anyone has any suggestions on how to make it better? Much appreciated! Meal #1: Myoplex Advantedge Carb Control Protein Bar (still has 26g of carbs and...
25 Apr 2012
Body-for-LIFE On A Budget
We all know that Body-for-LIFE is a great program for making healthy, long-term lifestyle changes, and for transforming your body composition from fat to fit! But what few people realize is that Body-for-LIFE is one of very few body transformation/weight management programs that can be worked into almost...
4 Jun 2012
Too Much Cardio?
Hi fellow Body For Lifers! I would like to ask you all for your opinions on the following situation please: 1) I am in week 3 of Body For Life - it is going GREAT so far. No missed meals or workouts, and its gonna stay that way. 2) I play soccer once a week for 60 minutes straight (no rest breaks...
8 Aug 2012
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