stronglifts 5×5… any bees do it? whats it like?

posted 3 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

@wifey2be:  The best thing I’ve ever done, fitness-wise, was pay for a trainer at my gym.  I go to the Y, so the trainers are pretty cheap – $16.50 for a session – and the guy would come up with creative and different things for me to do.  If I had wanted to start lifting weights, he would have helped me figure out the best way to do that.

So, if you can spare the extra cash, that’s what I would recommend.  It was so much easier to feel motivated with someone helping me with it!

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2015

Check out “my fitness pal .com” check the forums they also have a women’s weightlifting group you can join.  

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@wifey2be:  I did Stronglifts for 2 months.  It was okay – I definitely became stronger but then it felt like I peaked and I became bored.  If you can stick with it then try it – definitely download the application and use it at the gym.  

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@wifey2be:  I’ve been doing StrongLifts since March and never paid a penny. It’s not a 12 week plan. It’s a beginner plan (basically until you aren’t making progression any more and need to move to an intermediate plan). I find it straight-forward but challenging.

My only issue is that it now takes me a couple of hours to get through a workout, but then I think I should really switch to an intermediate plan as I’m now lifting at a level that my recovery isn’t quite up to progression each session.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

I did 5×5 for a solid 3.5 months this summer and then dropped off once school got hectic. I’m picking it up again this break and hoping to really stick with it this time.

I LOVE it and love that it’s simple yet challenging. I lost inches like crazy and need to get back to it.

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