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  • in reply to: Salmon #459830
    Maureen
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    Sockeye salmon and farm raised salmon are a lot different in fat. Sockeye has like 5 g of fat and raised has like 15 g. Does it matter which one I eat?

    wild caught salmon is healthier than farmed. but Farmed has more omega 3 fats but much more omega 6 fats which is the one we tend to get too much of already. Wild caught tends to have more minerals like zinc and iron. Wild is usually going to be the better choice overall.

    in reply to: Higher calories and macros #459829
    Maureen
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    I am seeing and feeling the extra calories and macros on my body.
    Definition I had and also body fat % fluctuations.
    I have not used phased nutrition except for the Summer Shred and 10 Photo Shoot.
    I always played on hi/lo days and adjusted those 2 counts.
    Keep on?
    Trust the process? It will cut again…
    ……or drop to phase 2 now?

    I wouldn’t cut now. I would use this time to lift heavy, push hard and give your body the energy. We can’t always function in a deficit. It’s good to give it a break and feed it, that’s how we grow 🙂

    in reply to: No U Turn #459752
    Maureen
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    Hi there!

    I was wondering where I could find examples of the exercises in No U Turn. I tried to look them up on the sight and didn’t find anything. Just want to make sure I’m doing them correctly. Looking specifically for Lateral Bound to Squat Jump and the reverse lunge to high knee. =)

    Thanks!

    The last one is the reverse lunge, the high knee is when you step back from the lunge the leg that stepped back into the lunge will not touch the middle it will go right into a knee drive in front of you.
    Hope that helps.

    in reply to: No U Turn #459751
    Maureen
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    Hi there!

    I was wondering where I could find examples of the exercises in No U Turn. I tried to look them up on the sight and didn’t find anything. Just want to make sure I’m doing them correctly. Looking specifically for Lateral Bound to Squat Jump and the reverse lunge to high knee. =)

    Thanks!

    The last one is the reverse lunge, the high knee is when you step back from the lunge the leg that stepped back into the lunge will not touch the middle it will go right into a knee drive in front of you.
    Hope that helps.

    in reply to: No U Turn #459750
    Maureen
    Maureen
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    Hi there!

    I was wondering where I could find examples of the exercises in No U Turn. I tried to look them up on the sight and didn’t find anything. Just want to make sure I’m doing them correctly. Looking specifically for Lateral Bound to Squat Jump and the reverse lunge to high knee. =)

    Thanks!

    Here you go

    in reply to: Burn Supplement #459746
    Maureen
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    Do I need to take this prior to exercising or will it be effective if I use it later in the day? I am intermittent fasting and I workout at 5am, I cannot have it at that time due to the Sucralose which would break the fast.

    Hi there,
    Burn works best prior to cardio. It’s like a replacement for an energy drink. I would try not to take it past 4pm. That way it won’t interfere with relaxing at night.

    in reply to: Supplements #459690
    Maureen
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    Hello!! Just a few questions on the supplements…When is the best time to take the multivitamin?? And also, when is the best time to take the burn and the train?? TIA!!

    Nicki

    Burn anytime Before cardio would be best. I wouldn’t take past 3 or 4pm. It’s like an energy drink replacement supplement.
    Train-15-30 min before strength training
    Multi-With breakfast. I would take with food.
    Hope that helps!
    Good luck!

    in reply to: Collagen #459618
    Maureen
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    I typically add collagen to my BCAAs. One scoop is 70 cals and 19g protein. Should I substitute this for something else but subtracting these macros from another meal?

    One exchange of protein is 25g so it would be close to an exchange of that.

    in reply to: Potato #459617
    Maureen
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    Are sweet potato measure me raw or cooked?

    Measure all carbs cooked EXCEPT hot cereals (this instruction is above the list of SC in the exchange section)
    Hope that helps.

    in reply to: HIIT-Starbursts #459558
    Maureen
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    Hi all! I did the No U Turn HIIT routine yesterday and loved it. I’m curious if there are any progressions to learning the starburst move. I can roll up to flat feet, but I can’t roll up to standing without either assisting with my hand or crossing at the ankles. Any tips?

    I would say that’s fine. As you get used to the move and you get stronger, more mobile you will start to surprise yourself.

    in reply to: Week 1 ! Leg days #459554
    Maureen
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    Okay so I was sore from the Wednesday workout, perhaps overly so… And doing legs on Friday again just felt rude 🤣. I’m sincerely hoping that next week isn’t the same because those leg days so close together are limiting my ability to push the weight on the Friday sesh.

    The first week is always the hardest. I am sure next week will feel a bit different. New plans always take a bit to get used to

    in reply to: Walden Farms – Okay to Use? #459553
    Maureen
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    Just wondering if it’s ok to use Walden Farms sugar free products during the challenge? I like to add some of the chocolate syrup to my yogurt and protein powder but don’t want to set myself back if I should avoid it. Thanks!

    I don’t see a problem with using it. I would just not use alot of items that are artificially sweetened. It can upset your belly.

    in reply to: Soreness #459471
    Maureen
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    Ok so leg day on wednesday put me under. I am really sore! Yesterday I did the workout and walked 1.5 miles because HIIT was out of the question. Last night I could only move slowly, more of the same today lol. I’ve been doing another program before this one so surprised I’m feeling this extreme. How far do you push yourself through the soreness? Am I doing more harm than good to push through it?

    I would plan on doing the next workout in line even if you are sore. I usually do a good warm up, dynamic stretch, foam roll some of the areas I will be working and do some moves and see if my movements will be effective or if they are just going to hurt. If they just feel awful, I will push the workout to the following day and hope I am a bit more ready the next day. Usually week 2-3 you are beyond that initial shock. Even though you have been exercising, doing a NEW plan will put an entirely new load on your body and will challenge you alot more. Just listen to your body and do what feels right.

    in reply to: Hip circle vs stretchy bands #459470
    Maureen
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    Hi! Wondering if there is a difference between the hip circle Nicole sells and she stretchy circle bands? I have stretchy ones that are different “strengths.”
    Thanks!

    Yea, the strength of it will be much different MUCH different lol. It won’t slide or roll up on you either. It’s much more challenging.

    in reply to: Chicken fried rice #459469
    Maureen
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    How much chicken do you think I need to measure out raw to get 3 oz?

    Hi there,
    I’m not exactly sure. Whenever I meal prep some stuff I cook the entire package and the portion them out for however much I need or else I end up creating more work for myself.

    in reply to: Rep ranges #459300
    Maureen
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    Unfortunately, some movements I’m not able to lift heavy enough to max out at 8-10 reps 😭. Would you suggest going with more reps until failure? I will use as heavy of weight as I can with slow and controlled movement. Any tips or advice? Thanks so much!!

    Do you mean like it’s too big of a jump for you that you can’t even manage 1 rep with that heavier weight?

    in reply to: Single leg extensikn #459299
    Maureen
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    The equipment for the single leg hyper extension isn’t adjustable enough to hit me in the right spot – I’m tall with long legs so it’s hitting closer to the top of my thigh than my groin.

    Would single leg deadlifts be a comparable alternative?

    You can always try this one: https://nicolewilkins.com/exercise-demo-exercise-ball-reverse-hyperextension/

    in reply to: Fatty Proteins #459298
    Maureen
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    If you are out of Fatty Proteins, is a substitute a serving of Lean Protein and a serving a FAT?
    Thank you!

    If that’s the case, then I would try and make sure you are getting enough fat in that meal. So make sure the total for that meal is pretty close if you are going to have to use the macros in order to make it work.

    in reply to: Measuring veggies #459297
    Maureen
    Maureen
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    wait so am I doing it wrong? I have been measuring out 100g spinach uncooked. It is sooo much spinach to try to eat with my eggs.

    You’re fine. It’s vegetables…like Nicole said either way it won’t impact your macros alot. You will have a healthy body with lots of vegetables. Just start measuring cooked then. All good.

    in reply to: Quick Question – Meals from Old Challenges #459296
    Maureen
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    Hi!
    I see on the Facebook group some people are making meals from prior challenges like the Brownie bites from Summer Shred. Can we use those meals or do we need to make sure that the macros match when doing a swap? I was really happy with my results from Buns n Guns just following the meal plan and not overhtinking anything. Then for Summer Shred I thought “Oh maybe I should track macros instead” and got in my head too much. Don’t fix what’s not broken Kimmy! Anyhow. This time around I’m following the meal plan and not worrying about calories and logging etc. Just putting 100% trust into the plan. I just wanted to know if we can easily swap. 🙂

    Thanks!
    Kim

    YOu can use past challenge recipes HOWEVER,if you don’t feel confident in working those in because you don’t think you will be able to accurately do that, well then I would save them for after the challenge.

    in reply to: Tofu #459294
    Maureen
    Maureen
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    Do you weight tofu from the package, drained, or cooked? Thanks 😊

    I would weigh it cooked.

    in reply to: Between Nutrition Plans #459293
    Maureen
    Maureen
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    Hello there! I had already post this question but now I cannot find it so I am sending it again. I am in between meal plans. I am 5’4″ and 169 lbs. Which one do I follow? Meal plan 2 or 3? I appreciate your time!

    I would go with Meal plan 2. Your height is always the default

    in reply to: Meal Options vs exchange lists #459292
    Maureen
    Maureen
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    So I use the exchange list for most meals. I notice some of the meal options have different requirements for amount of LP or SC or F etc..
    if I’m building my own meal how do I know which one to go by?

    Im not 100% sure what you are asking but I will do my best to answer. If it says 1 1/2 LP you would exchange in 1 1/2 of the amount on the exchange list. Each meal make up will not be the same. Because there were different items used to make that specific meal. Whatever it tells you for meal 1 use those amounts for those exchanges and so on.

    in reply to: Before and after photos #459291
    Maureen
    Maureen
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    Hi Nicole and Team! 😃 We will be in Florida 2 days before the challenge ends so I will have to do my after photos there. Hopefully with a transformed bod and a nice tan! 😆

    I know it is suggested to do your before and after photos in the same spot but this will not be possible. Is this going to be ok?

    Thanks so much!

    I would just try and recreate the “scene” as much as you can 🙂

    in reply to: Workout Schedule #459290
    Maureen
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    HI there,
    I would recommend lifting when you have energy(food) in your system so that you can work hard enough to build muscle. You might be short changing yourself if you lift fasted. You never know. You have do what works for your schedule. If you can’t make it work, make it work for you. Don’t force something that you just can’t get it to work.

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