Monday, June 18, 2012

New Rules of Lifting For Women::: Week One

So last week was my first week using the New Rules of Lifting for Women (NROLFW) workouts. I am doing three workouts a week, which is the most the author recommends. I did workout A on Monday and Friday, and workout B on Wednesday.This stage starts with high repetitions, which will move to less repetitions (while increasing weight).

My initial thoughts:

  • Each workout is only 2 sets of 5 moves. That seems WAY simple. It only takes me about 30-40 minutes to get all the way through them. I'm not saying the moves are easy, it's just a lot less lifting than I've been doing. But if it works, hey, awesome. 
  • I have been sore the day after each workout. I could be totally wrong, but I think that's a good thing. 
  • I've been doing step ups incorrectly. 
  • I am a wimp when it comes to non-girl push ups. 
  • I have a love/hate relationship with lunges. 
Also, remember this guy? OH MY GOODNESS. He bothered me again today (luckily I learned from my previous incident with him and had headphones in)... I see someone out of the corner of my eye waving a towel around so I look over. It's him trying to get my attention. EFF. 

I smile and nod and move on, all the while trying to avoid him. Then a little later I was doing overhead dumbbell presses and he seriously hollers, "WAY TO GO GIRL!!!"  I died a little. 

Am I being ridiculous? I just want him to leave me alone!


  1. I love your initial thoughts! I really can't wait to see if those change!!

  2. Bahaha I just went and read the post about that guy and am still laughing! I used to put in my earbuds even if my ipod was dead, just to avoid that sort of thing, but I think he likes having a buddy to talk to!

  3. That's hysterical! I can't believe this guy.

  4. Laughing here too! No. Not being ridiculous and not asking too much.

    Nice job with week 1! So. What is the correct way to do a step up?

  5. I had to go back and read the other post about the GUY too! Yikes!

    I hate lunges too, but I do them! And I don't call them GIRL pushups anymore, but I sure know what you mean. I can only do a few from my toes and then have to put my knees down!

    Keep up the great work!

  6. Oh no, weirdo is at it again:) sorry. You might have to take drastic measures and forget to brush your teeth and put on deodorant:)

  7. Oh gosh what is up with that guy?! You are going to have to send him the stank eye lol

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