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  1. Thanks so much. When I have more time (tomorrow) I'll take a closer look. I found this on Craigslist and emailed asking about parts, etc. http://westernmass.craigslist.org/spo/2920012603.html Seems like--if everything is there--it would be fine for us. Maybe even more than we need. I appreciate your input and can't wait to check it out.
  2. Hi, all. I promise I did a search before posting, but didn't come up with much. So, I love the Stronglifts 5x5 program and would like to be able to do it at home (love the gym, but for those days when I can't...and my husband is just getting in shape and doesn't have time or desire for gym). Want a cage, straight Olympic bar, plates. Not sure what to get and would love feedback from folks. I'm 5'1", my husband is 6'2" and neither of us is planning to compete in the future. We aren't fortunate enough to have endless supplies of cash (although I acknowledge we ARE fortunate enough to even be able to consider buying a setup ), so really the lower the cost the better. Can you let me know what you have used (either at home or at the gym) and what you liked or disliked about the different parts? Many thanks! Pauline
  3. veggieprincess, that first one sounds like a great way to use up a bunch of this spinach from my CSA!! Rainra, how well does that recipe freeze?
  4. Well, I am not at all a pro, but I can tell you that I've had a good experience with the Stronglifts 5x5 program. All the work is done with a barbell, weights, and then just body weight exercises. If you think the barbell and weights wouldn't help (too much to carry, etc.), do you think the bodyweight exercises would benefit you at all? Push-ups, pull-ups, chin-ups, prone bridges, inverted rows. I would think you could add resistance with a band if you're already very muscular/fit? ETA: I realize none of the above deal with the lower body. I've loved quats, but I have ti use a barbell. Not sure how else to make them more difficult for muscle gain. Could you do sprints uphill or rent a bike and do hills for lower body muscle? Either way... Have fun this summer!
  5. The Rice Dream rice milk that we drink says it has B12. Is this not the right kind/not good enough?
  6. Right now I'm only doing the Sontrglifts 5x5, which has squats, presses (overhead), deadlifts, pull/chin-ups, bench press, inverted rows, and some ab work. So I've not done those other exercises. I'll buy both as my budget allows. For now maybe just the converse since I haven't incorporated other exercises, but the others shoes are on my list for the VERY near future.
  7. Rather than start a new thread, I figured I'd keep things neat and tidy and add onto this one, if that's okay with you all? Stronglifts says to get a shoe with an incomplressible sole for weight training. I found this thread. In searching some more (also looking for info about Ironwork II) I found another thread online where people are discussing NOT wearing a heeled shoe for things like deadlifts. Now I'm unsure again. So, what types of shoes do you need for different exercises?? I do more squats than deadlifts, and I also do presses. Other work relies less on shoes (bench, bars, etc). My guess is that the heeled/squat shoes would be more important and I just have less-desirable shoes for the deadlifts...but I have no idea.
  8. LOL at the misunderstanding above. I was wondering the same thing. As for chalk uses, is it true that it also helps prevent/lessen the callouses in your palms because it "fills" the creases and wrinkles made when lifting? Not trying to hijack...I'll be watching this thread for info on liquid versus reg. chalk.
  9. Good to know about the other term used for them. I'll see if I can find any pics using that phrase. Most of what I found earlier was of the non-modified version. I'll likely go back to bentover rows if I can find what I need on these. I know in the StrongLifts 5x5 they replaced br's with the ir's (or rp's ), but he does say you can still use them. Thanks for the additional info!!
  10. The modification for when you can't really do one with your feet raised and instead you're supposed to try in with your feet on the ground? I did those last night and while I FELT good, I am just SO unsure of what my form looked like. Muchas gracias.
  11. OMGosh, so I'm sure it's not REALLY funny, but you almost made me blow rice milk out my nose. OUCH!!! I hope your toes are okay.
  12. Ah, yes, it was actually me trying to do inverted rows that made me think of it! That's funny! If folks thought the smith machine idea wouldn't work, I would just pull a bench up to the regular bar. I'll letcha know how it goes tomorrow night.
  13. I'd like to try the Stronglifts 5x5 program, and it says to NOT do assisted pull/chin-ups. Gives option of doing negative pull/chin-ups among other suggestions. Rather than pull the desk guy away from the desk (larger gym and he needs to keep an eye on the door) and to avoid interrupting other gym-goers (see thread about talking at the gym ), could I use the smith machine? I'm only 5'1", so maybe I could set it into the highest slot, bend my knees a bit and start out that way? Or is that the most ridiculous idea ever?
  14. absolutely. I'd actually rather just do some curls for biceps if needed, but I figure a set every once in awhile just to shake things up and keep me from getting bored would be okay. I looooove the other grip for the back and most definitely focus on using my back muscles. I'm hot for the assisted chin-up machine.
  15. Thanks, all. I'll try some stretches tomorrow. I'm usually pretty flexible, but that could be a neglected area! And I'll use both flat and incline to vary my workouts and work different muscles. That was a great piece of info. Thank you.
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