You cannot do the same thing for twelve years, let alone a lifetime, and stay motivated or challenge your body. Plus life happens and different life seasons have not allowed me the same time and flexibility in fitting in certain workouts. Here are 8 workouts that... work.
One of the main reasons why weight training has recently become a preferred exercise choice amongst women is simply because it is a powerful confidence booster. When you lift weights you are building and toning muscle, which in turn fortifies the bone structure, ligaments and tendons. However, it has become a symbol of female fearlessness....more
The purpose of this post is to give you low intensity strength training exercises and routines that you can easily work into your fitness routine in the comfort of your own home and with minimal or no equipment requirements. Strength training, at any level, is an essential component to an all around healthy and beneficial fitness routine that will produce results....more
I’m a couple weeks into my training plan and while the running and cross training is going well, I’m in search of a fun weight training regime to add into the mix. I’ve never done a great job of going to the gym and lifting weights. I can go and knock out planks, pushups, etc., but self-designing a weights regime to do a couple of days a week while training for races has never worked for me. I’d like something I can do in my living room at home (i.e. no equipment besides weights required)....more
Ladies! I want to talk about WEIGHT TRAINING today.Because I love weight training (again check with your doctor/healthcare provider before following any of my advice cos I know the equivalent of nothing, this is just all based on personal experience.)A lot of women are scared to weight train cos they don't want to bulk up. Women just don't have the testostorone levels it takes to bulk up. And weight training is great. ...more
If anyone remembers, I started this blog to write about how I'm doing with getting back into sports. That means, it's time for a work out review!Monday morning, 6 a.m., my alarm goes off and even though I'm a morning person and I like my ring tone, it is harsh and I don't want to get up. I seriously contemplate not getting up and sleeping for another hour until I have to get up to go to work, but I don't want to be able to call myself a quitter, so I get up and fight the urge to sleep on the floor....more
Since yesterday was my OOTWW and Friday was Tanya’s, today is my CrossFit journal posting. I’m still having difficulty finding the time to balance CrossFit and climbing together. I’m considering morning workouts at CrossFit, but I honestly don’t want to. I’m really not a morning person. I know you can train your body used to it, but do I really want to drive 10 minutes in the winter and work out at 6am? Meh…we’ll see. ...more
Goals are an important part of making a lifestyle change. They help you to stay motivated and increase your chances of success. Goals do not have to be a huge moment, like entering a figure competition, but something that is important to you. Maybe you want to eat healthier prepared foods, loss 5 lbs, gain muscle mass, or just look good for that summer wedding you’re attending.
Having goals helps you to design your workout program and increase your motivation. Below are some suggestions to help you reach your goals....more
REASONS WOMEN SHOULD LIFT WEIGHTS
You will be physically stronger
If your maximum strength is increased, daily tasks and routine exercise will be far less likely to cause injury. Research studies conclude that even moderate weight training can increase a woman's strength by 30 to 50 percent
You will lose body fat
As your lean muscle increases so does your resting metabolism, and you burn more calories all day long....more
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