Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Jumping on the NROLFW Bandwagon

It's no secret that I'm a cardio whore. I go to Body Pump once a week maybe, but that's where my zest for strength training ends.

I've been seeing this book pop up all over the internet, and I had a Chapters gift card burning a hole in my pocket so I procured it last night.
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I skimmed it quickly, and jotted the first workout down and hit the gymbo.

This time of year at the gym is no joke - it's packed at every hour of the day. I'm pretty lucky that there are 2 Goodlife locations within a 5km radius from my house. One of them being an all-women's location - which is perfect for me - the shy/embarrassed/rookie weight lifter.

I set up shop and rocked the first workout.

I didn't feel much of anything, as I didn't use super heavy weights because the whole purpose of the workout is to use heavier weights each workout. I didn't want to go balls-to-the-wall on the first one, ya know?

Following the workout, I had plans for sprints on the treadmill - but shocker - they were all full. The only piece of cardio equipment that was free was the eeeeeeevil elliptical. I did 30 mins of intervals and the end result was a hot and sweaty Amy.

The plan calls for 3 times a week, but I've decided to do it on Tuesday and Saturday and then continue to do Body Pump and CX Worx on Sunday.

Here's hoping for a ripped moi in 2012!

Anyone else following this program?


Danielle @ D. Sells Seashells said...

I did NROLFW a few years ago and liked it. Following my consult where she told me I should never do a front squat again (at least until I work out my muscle imbalances) I'm quitting BodyPump (WAAAHHH) in favour of free weight workouts. I am contemplating starting back with NROLFW BUT I'm also considering the Jamie EasoN LiveFit program. It's free over at and it looks pretty awesome.

Nicole said...

this book looks interesting.

i'm kind of a chicken to strength train (especially because its 99.9999999% dudes).

what kind of equip do you use? heavier handweights? or more equipment?

thanks for your help! i'd love to get on a weight program.

JavaChick said...

I have the book and tried the first couple of workouts but then I lost interest. I do like strength training, but I think this book is just not for me (partly due the fact that I work out at home so I have to substitute a lot of moves). That said, I think it is a good program. Good luck with it!

Lori said...

I did NROLFW - I did all of it, including learning the pull ups. It took me about 6 months to get through the whole program. Tough, but I loved it!

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Great post on jumping and I like your weekly routine to take this. wish you best so you can do it.

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