Ladies, Weights Are Your Friend!
Ladies, most of us want to have our dream bodies back right? You know, from our early 20’s when we were all that and a bag of chips ;-) Well I have the secret! If you really want to get lean and toned FAST, add weight lifting to your workout routine. But don’t run out and hit the weight bench just yet. Read the article to learn more about the benefits of weight training for women and the right way to get started. Lets get JIGGLE-FREE!
Common myth: Lifting weights will make women look bulky like a man. Trust me, it takes a lot of effort, discipline and testosterone to build huge, bulky muscles. Ask any body builder, male or female, how much time and effort they invest in their craft and you’ll quickly learn, it’s not gonna happen by accident. Plus, for the most part, women don’t generate enough testosterone in our bodies to accommodate building really large muscles.
Contrary to popular belief, adding 2-3 days of strength training to your workout routine helps you reduce body fat and replace it with lean, strong muscle. And since muscle takes up less space than fat, the result is a lean, toned body – not bulk. Building muscle also increases your metabolism so your body burns calories long after your workouts and all throughout the day.
Now don’t go out there all gung ho and immediately hit the weight bench. To reduce the risk of injury and to see the greatest results, start out with lighter weights and increase weight and reps as you get more familiar with the moves and as you get stronger.
For more information on the benefits of weight lifting for women, read the article: Add Strength Training For Lean Muscles
Want to get started, but don’t know how? Read my article to learn How to Pick the Right Weight.
To your health & fitness!
Glad you enjoyed the post. Weight training is definitely the best fountain of youth, right?! 😉 Keep up the good work!
What’s up coach! Very good post, and you know I have always been a big fan of suing weights and weight training in every type of work out. I think it is the best thing for a continuous burn of calories, a leaner tone, and over all good feeling. I’m like the previous post…the 50+ club, but don’t plan to look like my counterparts!
Craig, thanks for the feedback! I bet Insanity + weights delivers fantastic results. Keep up the good work!
I have incorporated weight training with the insanity workout and have had great results. I haven’t “Bulked up” either. Exactly the opposite. I am leaner and more athletic looking than ever and I’m fast approaching 51 years old. No different for the ladies. Weight training will really surprise you with fast results especially if you’ve been doing the insanity workout for any length of time. So what are you waiting for? Get out there and do some lifting!!