Updated: Jun 3, 2019
If there is one thing I suggest to all women, its to add resistance training to their routine - simply put TRAIN with WEIGHTS.
I know weight training can be a scary thought, especially if you don't know where to start, but I promise you this is the best training you can do. You will create a fantastic shape and the best news of all is that it is BRILLIANT for weight loss!!
I would also like to dispel the myth that you will get 'bulky' if you train with weights, this simply will not happen as your body does not have enough testosterone for this to happen. What will happen thought is that you will feel stronger and develop an awesome strong body!
So why is weight training so awesome........
Did you ever wonder how you can spend hours slaving away on the treadmill or doing 3-4 classes a week and consider yourself pretty fit but never achieve the shape you want? The answer is that whilst cardio important and will help you burn fat, only weight training will develop muscles in a way that gives you shape and definition.
Weight training helps you build lean muscle, when this happens your body actually has to work harder to maintain muscle mass so you automatically burn more fat at rest - a higher metabolism. This means that if you do a weight training workout in the morning you will continue to burn fat for the rest of the day - awesome news!!
The process of building lean muscle comes down to your muscle fibres being torn apart whilst you are doing your training -This is why we get muscle soreness. Then for the next 2-3 days your body spends time repairing the muscles so your body gets stronger. This allows you to increase the intensity of your program and the weight you are lifting. You also need to remember to keep pushing yourself with your training which means challenging yourself to lift heavier, or for longer duration and changing your program regularly.
I absolutely love training with weights, and do so 6 days per week but a full body program 3 times per week is enough initially - And when combined with HIIT produces awesome results. It is also important to include one rest day per week.
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