Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Body for Life

Book #3 is Body for Life by Bill Phillips. I've read it before, so this is the second time. It didn't stick before, so I'm hoping I can be a gym rat and improve my strength with this book. You may have heard of it. He's the one that has a contest where you can win money by following his program for 12 weeks. I'm not doing the contest, but I am following his weight lifting program.

It's basically based on an intensity program or reaching high points. For example you'll do an exercise working your chest and you'll do reps of 12,10,8 and 6. Then you'll do another 12, followed by 12 working your chest with a different exercise. As you do this the intensity level is supposed to go from a moderate level 5 up to an intense level 10. As the weeks go by, the weights should go up because you are increasing your 'high point' when you do the two final reps of 12 each. Every other day you do weight training, alternating between upper body and lower body. Not sure if I explained it right. So, check the book out at your local library or splurge and buy a copy.

Tonight I was trying to find the proper weight level for me. I probably could have done a little more. But, it'll give me a baseline to work from.

The Weight Loss Game
Viv, over at "Excuse #1, I'm not Fit to Run" had a weight loss contest and I was one of the winners. I got to get these cool shorts and tee from Brooks Running. I've worn the shorts already and they are great.
Thanks Viv!

No running tonight. Tomorrow morning is the Mesa Turkey Trot 10k that I'll be running for the third year.
Hope all of you have a great Thanksgiving Day!


J~Mom said...

Snazzy new outfit there buddy!

Greg said...

Nice threads! Now it's time to get 'em all sweaty.

angie's pink fuzzy said...

happy thanksgiving!!

Nick Markosian said...

Have fun, stay dry! Happy Thanksgiving!!

Irene said...

I did three back to back BFL challenges in 2000 & 2001. I lost 30 pounds and kept most of it off since then. Once I'm able to get back with the heavier lifting I'll be back to BFL again. I did change the food around a bit to make it work better for me.

I also believe that you have to do what works best for you. Best wishes.

Viv said...

WHOOHOO sweet outfit, Pat! Run the heck outta of em'!

Marathoner in Training said...

That is great that you won those. The workout sounds sound, I will have to look it up, for me.