Becca, on 08 August 2011 - 05:04 AM, said:
I'm so ready to start today!
My shoulder appears to be all healed up now (finally!), so I'm going to start back up with ChaLEAN this morning. That program gave me the best results out of anything I've tried, and it's time to get serious again.
For my fellow ChaLEAN gals, I have a question... Do you use weights or resistance bands?
I'd really like to get back into this time using the bands, but I had a heck of a time figuring out how to do it the first go-round with ChaLEAN. Any tips?
I did the bands for a couple days until my weights arrived. I am just more comfortable with weights, though I know people can get excellent results with the bands too. Weights brings me back to track in high school when we "lifted" 3 times a week. I liked it then and I like it now. Too bad I didn't keep up in between;) I will say I do not like some of the reviews I've seen for the Select Techs Bowflex weights Chalene uses. There are die-hards who won't use anything else, but there are many people I've heard who say they aren't well-constructed. I've been very happy with my Sport Block nested weights (I got mine from Amazon). I cheaped out and got the 6-25 # set (about $130), but really need to splurge at some point and get the up to 50# set. For squats, especially in the push month, I needed 30# (or more) and didn't have it. For the lean month you'll also probably need 3 or 5 # weights for posterior flies. I just bought those individually at Target. Check Craigslist and places like that too; you might be able to get a good deal on weights.