Easing into weight lifting as a woman is much different than starting out as a man. This article will tell you a female friendly process to get started with the bench press in a way that is quick, safe, easy and fun!
ATTENTION: The following post may be offensive to men
(Because after you read it you will know more about weight lifting than they do)
Between work, school, and all those other pain-in-the-butt activities that we women MUST do in a day, it seems like there’s never time left in the day for a decent social life… let alone a good workout. So what are you to do, when you want to go party in that little black dress, but don’t have time to hit the gym beforehand?
Well, because every girl has the right to party AND look and feel her best, I’ve created this killer (honestly) workout that gives you the burning, toning, metabolism-boosting power of a full 50-minute gym session… in just 10 minutes from the comfort of your dorm room, apartment, hotel, or wherever your little heart desires! Not only will you get an awesome workout, but you’ll also go to that party feeling more energized, confident, and looking noticeably more toned (thanks to that magical post-workout muscle tissue repair process that is much too scientific for me to explain here…)
Don’t believe me? Just TRY the workout and prove me wrong…
Most extremely popular fad diets are extremely restrictive – not just in terms of how many (or should I say “few”) calories you are allowed to consume, but also with regards to which food groups you can choose from. For instance, we have all heard of the “fat free” or “no carb” diets. But these restrictive diets are all extremely unhealthy, and are doomed to fail from the start! For starters, while starving your body on a 1000-calorie/day diet might make you lose weight (at least initially, until your body gives up on you), these “starvation” diets will only make your body fatter (and extremely tired/cranky) in the long run…
It is very true that “exercise alone is not enough” to change your body.
In fact, exercise alone is hardly anything. For instance, one study demonstrated that you can exercise as hard as possible (say, 5 times a week for 16 weeks with an Olympic Conditioning coach), but will only see marginal results (about 1.5 measly lbs of fat loss) if you don’t also change the way you eat!
How to Squat Like a Woman
Weight lifting is not just for men. In fact, women can use weight lifting with moderate cardio and a proper diet to lose fat and preserve their calorie burning muscle. Remember, losing fat will not shape your body. If you want a more curvy athletic build you need to at least maintain, and preferably build more muscle. Weight training can help you do this.
You will not get bulky or muscular unless you are taking steroids.
In a previous article I discussed how a woman can learn to bench press. In this post you will learn how to safely ease yourself into the squat.
I call cardio the “necessary evil”
I use the word “evil” here because cardio is usually assumed to be torturous, boring, time-consuming, monotonous, and just plain…well, punishing.
That is, until now!! Cardio doesn’t have to be this way at all. Learn the best way to do cardio.
These 21 healthy snacks are quick, easy, and delicious!
Try them at work, immediately post-workout, or in class. Experiment with different combinations of ingredients, and leave a comment if you have a favorite of your own!
I recently polled over 200 college women and asked:
“If you could fix just one part of your body what would it be?”
Well, the results are in…
Are you a woman looking to lose weight? While there is a ton of information online, in books, and in magazines, sometimes it can be hard to find what you need to actually lose weight. For example, magazine articles can sometimes be misleading and the supposed “toning exercises” can also lead us down a path to frustration