You know exercise is good for you, but do you know how good? From boosting your mood and self confidence in that little black dress to improving your sex life and even work life, exercise is a great way to improve your overall experience on a day to day basis.
Hey, guys I've made a few. Well ok, more than a few. But who's counting? You will learn from most of my mistakes if you do this.......
1. Don't go to heavy and sacrifice good form. We are doing this for life, not just for today.
2. Don't go to light. If your not challenged, your body not challenged and progress will stall. Use a weight you can lift between 6-12 reps.
3. Light weights and high repetitions will not give you the "tone" your looking for. Always use weights that you can lift between 6- 12 times.
Got it? Good.
I love lifting weights it is such an empowering thing for a women to come up to a barbell and know she can lift over 100lbs off the floor. Wonder women here i come! Honestly when i started my weightloss journey i didn't lift weights at all. I started with cardio like treadmills, bikes and any machine i could find. Great for endurance but doesn't do much for strength. I know a lot of women don't think we need a lot of strength or think that will make you look bulky or grow muscles in places you didn't even know you had them. Trust me ladies strong is the new skinny.
BREAK OUT OF YOUR EXERCISE RUT.By Shane McLean, Certified Personal Trainer. Love exercise but sick and tired of not getting the results you deserve? Making small changes in your current routine could be just what you’re looking for. Implement one or more of the following plateau busters next time you’re getting after it. Your body will thank you for it. 1. Change the tempo
I hear this statement all the time, “heavy weights with low repetitions will bulk you up while light weights with high repetitions will tone you up”. Is there a difference in these two types of training? The answer is yes – but it’s not about the way you look, it’s about the muscle strength vs. muscle endurance.
So many women today are so fearful of “bulking up” and becoming “too muscular” that they oftentimes avoid the weight machines, barbells and dumbbells completely. Women feel more comfortable and less intimidated using the cardiovascular equipment and you can usually find the majority of the females in the gym running on the treadmills, biking on the recumbent bicycle or striding away on the elliptical machine.