Originally Posted by ColoradoCarol
Lisa (great picture!), great points. The coach I saw yesterday (she isn't my normal coach - my normal coach has been on vacation), is a chiropractor and has a background in kenesiology. I am also researching on the net. I may not have explained correctly, she said that low weights and increasing reps would be better than increasing weight while on P1 so I didn't have to include additional protein. She also said core strengthening now will put me in a better position when all the weight is gone.
I am a big research type of person, so I am going to verify all of it. I just want to get started on something.
My trainer has me doing LOTS of body weight things (and a few free weight or band things)
Core exercises (planks and there are LOTS of variations as one gets stronger)
Balance ball & other balance work
This is in addition to the PT work I'm doing for my back.
I've done the super light weights before & just increased reps. You can literally get to 100s pretty fast, which is VERY time consuming, unless you also increase weights. We never get to the heavy weights we'd need to worry about for bulking up!