I can’t tell you how many times I have had women tell me they don’t or won’t lift heavier weights for fear they will bulk up. I would love to know who started this theory, but nothing could be further from the truth.
The truth is that lifting heavier weights can be the foundation to a slimmer, and stronger you. Interested now? There are two key things to understand why you should switch to those heavier weights.
- Reshape Your Bod
You can do a ton of cardio to lose weight and simply be a smaller version of the you you see today. You will not change the shape, tone and strength of your body without incorporating weights. For maximum results, aim for at four strength/weight sessions per week.
- Lose More Weight
If you always grab the five pound weights, or the ten pound weights, starting today, bump that up. Jump up in weight. Get out of your head and do it. Even if you can only do three reps today, that is brilliant. You will be building muscle and thus changing the composition of your body, more muscle, less fat.
Here is the benefit:
More muscle mass = a boost in your metabolism!
(This means you are increasing your body’s fat burning and thus dropping more weight and more quickly!)
If you are still a non-believer, and you have been doing the same workout routine for years, why not give these suggestions a try for six to eight weeks. You’ll see the results, and you will be thrilled!
Susy Sedano is a Content Producer, a fitness enthusiast and an avid cook of healthy meals. She prides herself on creating healthy dishes for family and friends, and is always on the hunt for new workouts and recipes! Despite her hectic non-stop work and fitness schedules, she is a “girl’s girl” and a student of life!
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