In the previous article, I talked about how weight lifting can be used to systematically improve your strength and maintain your muscle mass while you lose weight. Unlike cardio which burns calories only while you exercise, weight training has been shown to increase your metabolism for up to 48 hours... long after you finish your workout!
The fat burning, body toning benefits of weight lifting are fast and furious when done the right way. And in this next series of articles, I'm going to show you exactly HOW to get these maximum results with just three powerful lifting exercises: -- the bench press the dead lift and the box squat.
Let's start with an incredible arm-toning workout: The Bench Press!
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!
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.