On average, very few women at the gym actually understand how to work out. For some reason, people have been lying to women, telling us that lots of cardio and more dieting are the keys to success in the battle against fat-loss. I did a survey this past Spring that confirmed this: about 95% of the women I spoke with had never lifted with free weights, and spent most of their time on the eliptical or treadmill machines. Even more shocking to me was that about 80 percent of the women hadn’t eaten anything within the past 3.5 hours of exercising (or more – one young woman running on the treadmill hadn’t eaten for nearly 7 hours!) EEK!
When I first decided that I was unhappy with the way my body looked, I did what all of my girlfriends were doing: I started to run. And run. And run.
(Oh yeah, and I also did literally one thousand crunches per day, every single day).
For the most part, women avoid weightlifting and usually just stick with cardio.
Treadmills and Elliptical trainers are what we do when we want to lose weight. They just make sense to us, are really easy to use and hey...everybody else is doing it, right? But imagine if there was a way to drop weight and sculpt your body without crazy amounts of dieting and cardio.
There is nothing wrong with making cardio an integral part of your workout routine. But here are 3 important things you should know if you want a more toned sculpted body... Continue reading