Exercise! - Anyone following NRLW?

View Full Version : Anyone following NRLW?

10-04-2010, 07:44 AM
Hi All,

New Rules of Lifting for Women just arrived in the mail. I've read through the first few sections but haven't gotten to the workout part yet. :D Is anyone out there using this? Do you strictly follow it as a program, or use it as a reference? Have you seen a change in your strength? In you shape?

He has some pretty interesting things to say about not restricting calories. Hmmm, too late for that. ;)

I've never enjoyed lifting but I feel like it's the missing piece in my health and fitness efforts. I'm hoping if I stick to it for a few weeks, I'll start liking it.

10-04-2010, 08:41 AM
I've never even heard of it. Does sound like something worth looking into though since I just started back with strength training. Let me know how it does.

10-05-2010, 11:09 AM
I have the book and enjoy the workouts... I did it for 6 months last year and saw some good results in strength and shape. Thanks for the reminder I just may take it out again since Holiday seasion is coming...

10-15-2010, 05:08 PM
After reading your post I checked the reviews online and have decided to buy this book. Looks like it will be an interesting and different perspective. Will probably read through most of it tomorrow.

10-17-2010, 01:59 PM
I've been using it and am in stage 4. I use it as a reference as I am also training for a half marathon and do not use the food plan at all. I personally just didn't feel the extra cals were necessary for me, but I am also not lifting as heavy as I should. I've seen major results in my muscle tone and overall really enjoy. When I'm done training I plan on kicking it up a notc and then repeating the program as intended, but I'm still on the fence about the food plan. If you check out jpfitness they have a forum for it.

11-27-2010, 12:08 PM
I bought it after seeing it recommended here (and getting an Amazon gift card for my b-day) and just finished it last night.

I, too, was really surprised - and a little freaked out - by the thoughts on calorie restriction.

Lifting weights seems like the next logical step in my fitness efforts, but quite frankly, I'm intimidated. I've never belonged to a gym or lifted anything bigger than a 5 lb. dumbbell. (I know a lot of the exercises can be modified for home, but I have no equipment and no place to put it if I did have it.)

That being said, I think the authors did a good job explaining the program and the exercises themselves, and I think I can manage it. After the first of the year I'm going to re-evaluate my budget, and see about joining a gym so I can start the program. Yes, that means I will be one the millions of people joining a gym after the New Year. We can all foolish together. :)