You wanna know a secret? There’s a whole load of BS in the fitness industry. From ‘expert’ trainers to major corps, there’s a ton of $$$ in peddling the ‘Next Big Thing’. And 95% of the time, that should read Fad. What do you mean you knew that already?!…
What’s important is to notice what sticks. You can’t argue with the test of time – and strength training is here for good. It’s seen more methods come and go than New York’s got bad taxi drivers. And it’s here to tell the tale… Which is why it’s a central element of my approach to fitness, and it should be to your’s too.
Here’s the basics of incorporating it into your routine:
JAYLIN ALLEN – SDGLN FITNESS AND DIET CONTRIBUTOR
April 3rd, 2012
Cardio isn’t the only type of exercise that will help you shed fat and lose weight. Strength training is an excellent way to burn more calories and get a toned, lean, sculpted body.
Sadly, many women think that strength training means lifting weights to add bulky muscles and mass.
While strength training can involve the use of heavy weights, creating any type of resistance will do the trick.
Your own body weight, kettlebells, resistance bands, or smaller sized hand weights are all effective ways to incorporate strength training into your exercise routine.
Boost your metabolism
Adding strength training to your workout regimen can also help boost your metabolism, which can aid in increased weight loss.
I know it sounds too good to be true, but when combining strength training exercises with a good cardio routine, you’ll increase the rate at which you burn calories. Read more.