Most people believe a bunch of lies about lifting weights, and it’s keeping them from getting in shape.😱
The truth is that strength training is one of the absolute best things you can do for your health and appearance.
Hopefully you don’t believe any of these lies…
Lie #1 Muscle Turns Into Fat if you stop working out
Why would anyone want to build muscle if it could morph into fat after a span of disuse? Rest assured that this is a myth of the highest order.
Muscle tissue is muscle tissue. Fat tissue is fat tissue. One will never become the other.
Lie #2 Strength Training Doesn’t Burn Fat
On the contrary, muscle mass is your number one exercise ally to fight body fat.
A pound of muscle burns 10-20 calories each day, while you’re just living and breathing. Regular strength training helps you increase your muscle mass, as well as preserve existing muscle mass, turning you into a fat burning machine. (A firm and toned fat-burning machine!)🔥
Lie #3 Lifting Weights Makes Women Bulk Up 😱
Yes, strength training increases the amount of muscle on your body; so some women take this to mean that their body will become body-builder-esque, which probably isn't the look you’re going for.
The truth is that the female body simply doesn’t contain high enough levels of testosterone to produce that level of results without a very focused and dedicated effort (and steroids).
The tight, toned figure of a recreational female weight trainer is feminine, strong, shapely and beautiful.
Lie #4 Strength Training Is For Young People Only
That's an excuse that senior citizens across the globe have shattered.💪💪💪
Assuming that your doctor has given you the OK, you have much to gain from a regular weight lifting routine.
Improved balance and coordination, better strength and flexibility, and a decreased risk of osteoporosis are just the beginning.
Lie #5 Use Light Weight and Higher Reps To Tone up
The idea that very high repetitions of very light weights would result in a toned physique has become outdated. These high repetitions will increase your muscular endurance but will not add strength or muscle mass.
We now know that in order to truly challenge your muscles, heavier weights with lower repetitions are a must. Start with a lighter weight until your body acclimates, then increase your weights for an 8-12 repetition range, pushing your muscles with each set.
Including strength training as a part of your fitness routine is essential for achieving a fit and toned body.
My custom fitness programs remove all of the guesswork for you. I know what works, and I make it my mission to see you reach your goals.
Call or email today and I’ll get you started with a complimentary consultation to create the program that’s best for you.