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Old 06-05-2006, 06:38 AM   #11
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Yes, very good article, now if i could just get my girl to read it
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Old 06-07-2006, 09:33 AM   #12
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Why are you digging on Senior members, Chill out. Its a free forum.
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Old 07-12-2006, 07:02 PM   #13
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thanks for digging this up, defranco is someone i have alot of respect for and his opinion is a good one. i have a girlfriend that plays hockey and is lookin to go Div 1 or 3 in a year and well....she wants me to train her.... Haha, well I do alright myself, I didn't know how to go about helpin her out but i figured it'd be really similar to what I do. Different weights of course.

well thanks anug....dont worry bout bums like ali.....he's jealous of intelligent conversation. dont get in an argument with him and dont go down to his level because he'll beat u with his vast experience
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Old 07-13-2006, 08:33 AM   #14
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Hey Chetty good luck on that. There's an article I posted by Elzi Volk:

http://www.bodybuilding.net/womens-f...html#post19745

which is worth looking at. Reason being that although women can and should train the same as men there are (obviously) some anatomical differences that come into play. There's another article by Charles Stahley that may even have more info which I could dig up, although I like to stick with women trainers when it comes to articles for women (not to take anything away from DeFranco). But anyway, you could call it a difference in form rather than function

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If you act sanctimonious I will just list out your logical fallacies until you get pissed off and spew blasphemous remarks.
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hi i'm new & i'm only toning up my tummy,bottom & thighs..i've joined the gym this week,should i train on a split program or can i work all areas in the same day,as this is what i have done for the last 3 days....
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Old 08-26-2006, 10:06 AM   #16
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Kazzz, you can definitely keep training them all on the same day.
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Eric thanx for the reply,ok i will continue to do that,but am i doing to much in a 1hour workout?
DAY 1 WORKOUT:
treadmill
wave
leg raises
glute
tricep press

DAY 2:
wave x2
treadmill x2
tricep press
leg extensions
abdominal
glute
pull down

DAY3
treadmill x2
tricep press
glute
pulldown
abdominal
torso rotation

Also takeing flaxseed oil 1000mg caps 1 a day...

thanx
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Old 08-29-2006, 12:10 PM   #18
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Well, as far as the weight exercises it's not too much on the surface but it depends on the volume of it. How many sets and reps?

As far as toning it depends on what you mean but I take it you mean defintion which depends largely on fat-loss (not to be misconstured as WEIGHTLOSS).

I would avoid cardio before weight work. Anything that undermines your performance in the weight room has got to be detrimental to your goals not to mention the fact that there could be catabolic effects. Try and separate the two.

It's not good to get into trying to isolate specific muscles. Try to stick with compound exercises for the most part and think of natural movements. Multi joint exercises will put on more fat burning muscle and will allow more weight which will go a lot further in giving you firmness, if that is what you mean by tone.

I think you would be much better off designing a simple full-body program with balance and concentrating on compound movements.
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Old 08-31-2006, 11:30 PM   #19
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THANX ERIC

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Old 02-27-2008, 02:46 PM   #20
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Hi, guys. Not used to posting on ANY website, much less this one so please be patient with me. I'm on a workout plan my former football player nephew sent my teenage son. I know, I know, but I didn't have one for myself, so what the heck. Here it is:

Mon: Chest
bench press- 2x12, 2x10, 1x8
dumbbell incline- 3x10
cable fly-3x10 (adjust height-low,med,hi)
pushup 50
Triceps
Cable pressdown-3x10
dumbbell overhead 3x10
dips-2x15

Tues: Legs
leg press- 2x12,2x10,2x8
leg curls- 3x10
leg extension- 3x10
hip adductor/abductor 3x10 ea.

Wed.Back
Lat pull-3x12
lawnmower-3x10
pullups 3x as many as you can do
t-bar-3x8
Biceps
seated incline curls-3x10
hammer curls-3x10
(rotate with)
preacher curls-3x10
cable curls-3x10

Thurs. Shoulders
seated military press-3x10
straight fly/side fly/standing- 3x10
rear delt machine-3x10
standing military press-3x10
pushups 50


Yes, I turned into a moose in about two weeks, so, I modified it. Changed days to Tues-Thurs/Sat-Sun.

Trying to incorporate lower bod into three days week instead of one. Right now, its

Tues. Back/Biceps/ Lower Body.
Do Pullups on machine that helps you, don't have t-bar, but do the rest.
Biceps: all but preacher curls, because dorky men in gym gawk too much at me-good ole middle aged macho mom
All lower body exercises.

Thurs-Shoulders/Lower body.
Don't know what standing fly is since I'm already standing for other two (?) Do pitiful girl pushups-50. Can only do 15 or 20 at a time. Do all other shoulder stuff.
All lower body exercises.

Saturday-Chest/Triceps
just do middle cable fly 3x10, but do all other chest exercises-50 girl pushups again
Triceps- all. (Dips on same machine that helps you with pullups)

Sunday- Lower Body

Situps- thru out week every other day or at least three x week

Did this make ANY sense? I'm trying to lift some pretty heavy weights (for me, at least) cause I really do want to build strength, too. Except on lower body where I do many more reps with not so high weights (leg extension 50lbs). Oh, BTW, our leg press is pitiful and doesn't seem to be helping my globby gluts.

Can do the sitting-up-straight machine for hamstrings, but not the one where you lie down and curl up legs-sciatic issues with that thing.

I've been on this plan for about a month and can feel a huge difference- moreso- upper body. Just began the 3x week for lower body routine, so hoping that'll help. Maybe I should do squats or lunges at home before going to gym- feel a bit butch doing those up there with all the guys.

Okay, please don't yell at me for babbling. Just thought you needed all info before giving opinions.

I have always loved lifting weights and hated the treadmill (know I must incorporate it or something soon), but have been lazy a lot over these many years raising wildebeasts (boys). Thanks so much for your help. I know I shouldn't be on a bodybuilder website, but who better to give advice than y'all?

Oh, I need to lose about 7 or 8 holiday lbs. so I use that whey protein powder: 110 cals per 23 g protein. Not unspeakably hideous tasting so I try to remember to drink that right after a workout. I eat pretty well- no sugar,rice,pasta,bread,potatoes- you know the drill. Eat a little oatmeal, chicken, tuna, vegetables and mega-salads. Am 5'6" 129 lbs.

I'm afraid creatine will make me gain more weight, so am hesitant about its use. I sure would like to have a bit more energy, though. Weight lifting tires me out, but I go at the end of the day (after school, making the kid go with me),so maybe that's it. I'm grateful for any feedback...unless you call me "Man-Mom" like my son.
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