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Old 09-23-2002, 12:25 PM
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Anyone else lifting weights?

I just started to lift weights and am really loving it. That surprises me as I'm not a jock. There's something about feeling the muscle ache a bit afterwards that is rewarding and I know that it is good to do weightbearing exercises as we get older. Anyone else?
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Old 09-30-2002, 06:22 AM
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You are not alone! I love weight training and the benefits are two fold. Not just getting into better shape but in my case, I fill so much better afterward. I try to at least do a series of weight training at home each morning, since there is no gym near where I live. I'm not sure if the thinking is different now, but I know when I use to go to the gym years ago. We were always told to rotate our weight program to "arms and abs" 3 days a week and we could do lower body weights daily. The reasoning is that the lower body tends to be more fit than the upper body and the arms and abs need a day to recover bewteen sessions.

I'm using lite free weights for my training right now but I've used soup cans and just about anything else that has weight. LOL
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Old 09-30-2002, 03:43 PM
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I love lifting! I've been working out with Body Electric on tv...her latest stuff is much easier than 10 or more years ago. I have to use much heavier weights now to get a good workout.

I also like Joyce Vedral - http://www.joycevedral.com/ and have many of her tapes.

I like working with exercise videos, because they keep me going. But I also like to design my own workouts.

Do you work from videos or shows? Or just do your own designed workouts?
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Old 09-30-2002, 04:57 PM
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Lifting weights

Hi, I'm 57 and a breast cancer survivor. Hubby and I go to the gym 4 to 6 days a week, depending how busy we are on our farm with cattle and a garden. I lift every other day I go and go on the treadmill and do aerobic type exercises in between. It has helped me get my range of motion back after surgery. It keeps my weight under control, and I feel better. It is good for us.
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Old 10-01-2002, 01:59 PM
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Hey Stargazer. I checked out the JoyceVedral web site and really liked it. I had one of her early books (a long time ago) and thought it was good. Thanks for the referral!
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Old 10-01-2002, 06:24 PM
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Old 10-02-2002, 04:15 AM
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I just started lifting again--yesterday lol! I go to a gym, but it's not for "weight-lifters" even though there is weight training. I used to lift in school, but stopped after my ex-bf kept saying I looked like a guy(now I know he was just jealous! ). Dh set his(MY LOL) weights up in the basement and I'm enjoying it! I'm taking it easy, but am looking forward to the day I can press 180 again! Lifting is fun, and effective, and you can see results in a matter of days. What's not to love?
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Old 10-03-2002, 05:41 AM
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Weight Training

I love weight training too. My doctor, however, said I would be better using the calorie burning machines (another words I am too fat). I did notice a big difference in my shape in about 2 months of the weight training. I lost a whole bra size in a very short time, and my figure has a better overall shape to it. I am still trying to hit 4 machines every visit, plus the ab machine every visit. I did rip a chest muscle during the summer, and that has slowed down upper body training. It was my fault that the muscle ripped - I did 180 reps of one particular machine. Really overdid it.
Anyway, the muscle took about 2 months to heal, and I have lost a lot of upper body strength in just that short time. (also had a breast biopsy done, which slowed me down even more).I feel so good after doing the weights. Just a real high. I try to burn 300-400 calories on the treadmill, bike and cross country skiing machine, but it's the weights that I really like. I keep seeing more and more articles about the benefit of weight training, so I will continue them. What do you think is the best for underarm jiggle? That's the one area I can't seem to conquer. It really is the only area I have a cellulite problem. Weak arms. Good luck with your lifting.
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Old 10-04-2002, 08:05 AM
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I have been going to the gym for a couple of weeks. My first workout about did me in*L* I was sick twice before I left the gym and once when I got home. But, I went back! Now it isn't so bad...I still get nauseus but not too bad. I am hoping to lose weight and get a little bit buff! We'll see.
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...............Another suggestion from my doctor, that I start lifting weights to build my muscle and boost metabolism.

Does this really work, because, ladies, I am lazy as can be (and my health is beginning to show it) and I need all the encouragement I can get.

I am embarrased to admit, but I joined Curves 3 months ago and have been 3 times.

Me and motivation just do not go together.



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