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…
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.
But some days, when that morning alarm goes off, the last thing in the world I feel like doing is exchanging a comfy sleep tee for spandex workout clothes, and driving to the gym to lift heavy things. I’d rather stay in my pajamas! (Well, actually I’d rather stay in BED in my pajamas…)
Instead of crawling back to bed, how about trying this super fun (seriously) workout that you can do in your living room… no gym equipment (or workout clothes) necessary?! It’s something I invented for those “rainy” (lazy) days, when you find yourself in a workout slump… and I PROMISE you’ll have so much fun with this workout routine, that you won’t even notice the 500 calories you just scorched…
Anyone tried fitness magazine workouts, infomercial exercise equipment or celebrity diet plans to lose weight?
Who got their money’s worth?
I won’t hold my breath.
Do you find yourself skipping workouts or struggling to get in the gym?
Do you have trouble being consistent for more than a few weeks or months?
Is it hard to stick to your healthy diet?
Is it difficult to reach your weight loss goals?
If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, you are not alone.