Post # 1
I really want to get into lifting weights. Ive gone down the whole treadmill/crosstrainer route for so long and to be honest it sucks and im not gettig results i want
so I started doing some research on lifting weights and came across the stronglifts program. For those bees who have or are doing it,
Is it worth my while starting and downloading the free 12 week program? Can women do it?
Are you seeing results? Cause from what i can see it looks fab!
Can you stick to the 12 thing or do you need to buy the full program after the 12 weeks are up.. whats it about?
Post # 3
@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
Check out “my fitness pal .com” check the forums they also have a women’s weightlifting group you can join.
Post # 5
@LoveWillLightTheWay: ooh thanks for that!!! Im going to check it out now 🙂
@peachacid: Yeah i have often thought of hiring a PT to get me going… I know my gym offers them but to be honest I wouldnt have a clue what their rates are cause I have never asked! doh!
Post # 6
@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 # 7
@Washingtonian: Hmm thanks 🙂 wish i could download the app but unfortunately im an android girl :/
Post # 8
@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
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.