Weight and Resistance Training - Newbie to Strength/Weight Training. Advice please.

07-25-2013, 02:25 PM
I am the one who does constant cardio. Yes, i've lost weight (50 plus), but when it comes to toning and losing the last 15-20 lbs I was thinking weights would do the trick. Aside from the obvious that weight lifting should be incorporated. I have heard so many people raving about how weight lighting can really help you lose the last amount of weight and really help with toning. I mean that is clear, but I am a little lost. I am a little embarrassed about going into the weight lifting area since it is always so full of men and what to do in my actual routine.

I wanted to ask how long it took for all of you to see results and what results did you see? If you are okay with sharing your routine, that would be really helpful. I have already put together a leg workout routine, which I will put below. Feel free to critique, please.

Leg Routine:
3x15 and I also include 8-10 lbs of weight for the squats, lunges and calf raises.

Plie squats
Walking Lunches
calf raises
leg curl
leg extension
leg press (this i haven't used yet, but next time will incorporate)


07-25-2013, 04:39 PM
I think it may be better for you if you look into a structured program. The new rules of lifting for women book is a good option but there are others out there. You need to concentrate on more than legs.

07-25-2013, 04:52 PM
I just got back to lifting about 6 weeks ago, and although the number on the scale hasn't changed drastically, I have lost about an inch on my waist and hips and my arms and collarbones look much better. Most of all, my strength is much better- even everyday things like a flight of stairs and hauling groceries are amazingly easier. I have been doing triset routines similar to Jamie Eason's LiveFit.