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  • #31
    That hunger is your metabolism awakening. A good sign! feed it plenty of protein in your meal(s) after you work out, and eat less on the rest days. That's "leangains" style in a nutshell, how closely you follow that stuff is up to you.
    If you are new to the PB - please ignore ALL of this stuff, until you've read the book, or at least http://www.marksdailyapple.com/primal-blueprint-101/ and this (personal fave): http://www.archevore.com/get-started/

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    • #32
      Thank you. I thought it odd that I wanted meat so much when people around here stuff themselves with carbs. I figured since I spent such a vast quantity of my life (like most of it) deficient in protein, perhaps I needed to catch up.
      Female, 5'3", 50, Max squat: 202.5lbs. Max deadlift: 225 x 3.

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      • #33
        Great that you are enjoying the lifting! I find that I'm sore for 2-3 days if I have taken a while off. But then generally I can lift every few days and not end up sore, even with setting a PR. Definitely a bonus to lifting instead of running.

        You'll also likely notice your appetite slows down after a few weeks.

        Good luck!

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        • #34
          Yay....well done. I started lifting weights with a trainer about nine weeks and am starting to see amazing results. It's the best thing I've done in a long time. I have one session with my trainer and do two on my own at the gym.

          I sometimes get DOMS, but not always - often if I'm doing back squats and deadlifts in the same session I get DOMs in my legs, but otherwise it's rare unless we're doing new stuff.

          Strangely enough I find that cardio makes me feel tired and hungry, but lifting makes me feel amazing but suppresses my appetite.

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          • #35
            I love doing weight training and I love what it has done for me. I especially like it when the guys in gym acknowledge how hard I'm working and comment on how fit and strong I look. Weight training just makes me feel so darn sexy!!! I have really started pushing the heavier weights and am seeing the results more quickly. Just make sure your trainer is really focusing on form....form...form. And have fun with it.

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            • #36
              Originally posted by sbhikes View Post
              Thank you. I thought it odd that I wanted meat so much when people around here stuff themselves with carbs. I figured since I spent such a vast quantity of my life (like most of it) deficient in protein, perhaps I needed to catch up.
              I think one woman's stuffing looks like another woman's moderate portion. I would guess that even most carb-eating primals would still be considered low carb by conventional standards. Considering that 100g of carbs only comes to 400 calories, there's still a lot of room for meat in one's daily diet.

              I mean, I like my potatoes, but the steak still gets priority on my plate. Mmmmm...steak.

              Also, I'm a bit sore today, but that's because I did a pretty heavy squat session yesterday followed by some heavier leg curls for my accessory lift. But it's the good sore, not the "oh god will I be able to get up off this toilet?!" sore.
              “If I didn't define myself for myself, I would be crunched into other people's fantasies for me and eaten alive.” --Audre Lorde

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              • #37
                Great stuff share in this forum. I like this forum. This information is very useful for us. I have no any trainer or no join any gym, i do every thing at home with my self.
                Hope i stay and get more knowledge about it..

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                • #38
                  Thank you. I thought it odd that I wanted meat so much when people around here stuff themselves with carbs. I figured since I spent such a vast quantity of my life (like most of it) deficient in protein, perhaps I needed to catch up.
                  i was a vegetarian for 20 odd years so i always say i am still catching up. i still havent got bored of the taste of pan seared meat even.

                  Just make sure your trainer is really focusing on form....form...form. And have fun with it.
                  absolutely agree with this. focus on doing the whole ROM, even if it means doing a smaller weight.

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                  • #39
                    I've been really enjoying this. I focus on form as much as I can. I have gotten to a point where some of the weights are too heavy. For example, I was able to bench press a weight that I struggled to get out from under and put away. I especially struggled with the putting it away part. The storage rack was too high for me to lift the weight out in front of me like that. What happens if I can lift a weight that I can't put back on the storage racks? I have to ask the trainer on Friday. That's my last session with her. Fortunately she's really super short, even shorter than me.
                    Female, 5'3", 50, Max squat: 202.5lbs. Max deadlift: 225 x 3.

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                    • #40
                      When your bench press gets hard enough that you have to think about that kind of stuff, you need a spotter to help you. For my hard sets, where I'm not sure I'm going to be able to finish, I always find a spotter no matter how inconvenient that is.
                      Are your arms super short? Because most benches have multiple notches in which to rack the bar. I've never seen someone with arms too short to hit the lowest one.
                      If you are new to the PB - please ignore ALL of this stuff, until you've read the book, or at least http://www.marksdailyapple.com/primal-blueprint-101/ and this (personal fave): http://www.archevore.com/get-started/

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                      • #41
                        Originally posted by tfarny View Post
                        When your bench press gets hard enough that you have to think about that kind of stuff, you need a spotter to help you. For my hard sets, where I'm not sure I'm going to be able to finish, I always find a spotter no matter how inconvenient that is.
                        Are your arms super short? Because most benches have multiple notches in which to rack the bar. I've never seen someone with arms too short to hit the lowest one.
                        I was not using the benches with the racks. I picked up a barbell, laid back on a bench and did it that way. The trouble was, it was 15lbs higher than what I was supposed to use because it appeared they were missing some barbells. It was okay for bench press, but then suddenly I was tired and had a hard time sitting back up again. And when I went to put it away, where it belonged was too high for me to curl the weight and put it back. It was up near almost throat level where I was supposed to put it back. I will definitely use the racks in the future, but what if I can't put the plates back up on their pegs because I'm too short to reach where they go when you put them back?
                        Female, 5'3", 50, Max squat: 202.5lbs. Max deadlift: 225 x 3.

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                        • #42
                          Swing the plate up to put them on. Like a clean. You can pick up 5 gallon water bottles like they are feathers using the same technique.
                          google kettlebell clean to get an idea.

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                          • #43
                            Time to learn the power clean, it sounds like! btw your gym sounds weird.
                            If you are new to the PB - please ignore ALL of this stuff, until you've read the book, or at least http://www.marksdailyapple.com/primal-blueprint-101/ and this (personal fave): http://www.archevore.com/get-started/

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                            • #44
                              Also your clever little benching method is going to stop working in about 3 weeks of adding weight, big time. But it's cool that you are making it work for you! Congrats. Now, just follow the method in the Starting Strength book, please.
                              If you are new to the PB - please ignore ALL of this stuff, until you've read the book, or at least http://www.marksdailyapple.com/primal-blueprint-101/ and this (personal fave): http://www.archevore.com/get-started/

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                              • #45
                                i picked up a 36kg dumbell instead of a 33kg dumbell today and had to get rescued lol i had just done really huge arms and shoulders which didnt help. sbhikes, what sort of rep range are you working in and how many sets?

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