(Closed) Buff Brides – the book?

posted 8 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

I’ve heard good things about it, but personally I do better with videos! Have you done 30 Day Shred or P90X? 

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011 - Bartram's Garden

I’ve never tried it or heard much about it, but I have to say that the idea of that book makes me hate the Wedding Industrial Complex. Why does a woman need a special bridal weight loss book? So that the WIC can convince us that we need to buy it!

Sorry. End rant. Smile

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011 - Bartram's Garden

I also have the 30 day shred but haven’t tried it yet. Gah, I’m so lazy!

And you’re right, the term “bridal” always increases the price. Sigh.

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

I love the Shred (not while I’m doing it, haha.) just make sure you do it every day! I’m already seeing results, and I’m on day 9. 

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch

Yes yes yes! http://www.weddingbee.com/2010/01/28/wait-i-am-a-buff-bride/ (before and after from five weeks of Buff Brides workout). 🙂

Anyway, the book is super cheap, so the WIC isn’t getting much out of it, and I bought it with no thought of my own wedding in mind. 😉 It makes sense to direct at brides because it’s time limited (although I plan to just repeat it from Day 1 when I finish), and because wedding planning motivates most women to lose weight like pretty much nothing else does.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I’m doing the shred too.  @lilyfaith how do you do it every day?  My Fiance who’s way more of an athlete than me told me not to do it everyday because I’m in such pain the next day.  I’m mixing it up with straight cardio.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Another FREE method is getting a workout buddy!  I have a gym at my apartment complex, but I was just too lazy or found too many reasons to NOT go to the gym.  Now that I have to meet a friend (mother of a two-year-old, no less), I have NO excuse to not go…if she can get a sitter & make the time to meet me, I sure as hell should be there.  And I didn’t have to “waste” a cent!

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch

@redsmarties: Yes. I bought the Reebok SpeedPac dumbbells to start with (2.5, 5, 7.5, 10, and 12.5 pounds), an exercise/balance ball, and a step (a step can double as a bench). I’m using heavier weights now so I bought some individual ones as well, but I hate going to the gym so much that it was worth the investment in equipment.

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch

Oh! And I forgot ankle weights. I don’t think you need them in the first two weeks, though, but 3-5 pound ankle weights are also on the list. 🙂

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I have this book and I use the workouts weekly. It is marketed towards brides, but the workouts are great and something I would continue to do. The book has images explaining how to do the different moves and then it gives you weekly workouts (3 days a week).

You can buy it on half.com for cheap:

http://product.half.ebay.com/Buff-Brides_W0QQtgZinfoQQprZ1917851

Just to give you an idea this is the first workout (The reps and weight amt. I have listed are for intermediate/advanced. They also offer reps/weights for beginners)

chest press, 12-15 reps, 2-3 sets, 5-10 lbs
One-arm dumbbell rows, 5-10 lbs, 12-15 reps, 2-3 sets
Dumbbell lunges, 3-5 lbs, 12-15 reps, 2-3 sets
Alternating dumbbell curls, 5-10 lbs, 12-15 reps, 2-3 sets
Dumbbell step-ups, 3-5 lbs, 8-12 reps, 1-2 sets
Tricep kickbacks, 5-8 lbs, 10-12 reps, 2-3 sets
Alternating front raises, 3-5 lbs, 8-12 reps, 1 set
Butt lifts with exercise ball, 12-15 reps, 2-3 sets
Raised-leg crunches on exercise ball, 12-15 reps, 3-4 sets
Superbrides, 12-15 reps, 2-3 sets
Dumbbell side bends, 5-10 lbs, 12-15 reps, 3 sets

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