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How To Start Strength Training For Weight loss Success

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Lose Weight Faster With Strength Training

It is said that losing weight is 80 percent food and 20 percent exercise. That is why you have to make your exercise count. I don’t know about you but my weight fluctuates and what I had a hard time coming to terms with is I had to make it part of my daily life. 

I can gain weight looking at a donut. When I was 36 I lost 70  pounds. It was exciting but like a lot of people I slacked off and thought I didn’t have to work so hard anymore. Not only that but a woman in her forties goes through some intense hormone changes. 

Exercise is great when you get in the habit. At first ,it seems like a chore but that is why you have to switch it up and not just do one thing. Cross-training ,in my opinion ,shows the quickest results.



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YOUR WORKOUT

It is always a good idea to start small. You definitely need Cardio but that alone is not going to see the results you want. Strength training has proved to be the most successful form of workout for women over 30. As you get older you lose muscle.
 
 
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WHAT IS STRENGTH TRAINING

Strength Training is a physical exercise that uses resistance to tone and build muscle. There are many benefits to strength training for total health.
  • Reduces risk of injury
  • Increased bone muscle
  • Helps joints work better
I know when I started I used my own body weight for resistance and gradually added reps and weights. The great thing about it is you can do this at home. Results will vary between men and women because our hormones are different, but that doesn’t mean you need to train differently.
 
Women often worry it will give them big muscle mass, but the truth is that won’t happen because women don’t have the Testosterone men do.
 
 

TRAINING MOVES YOU SHOULD BE DOING

  • Push-ups
  • Split Squats
  • Hip Extensions
  • Plank
  • The Superman
 
Starting a regimen of exercise is great but doing the exercises correctly is even more important to avoid injury.
 
 
Live Fit and Healthy!

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5 Comments

  1. Yes! Strength training is what really helped me with my postpartum recovery. I’m like you, I “gain weight looking at a donut” ( I laughed out loud at that one) so I understand the difficulty of making working out, work out. I find myself debating how many squats would I need to do to eat half a key lime pie. Seriously though, apply strength training is a game changer. Initially I had only practiced cardio, walking and jogging. With the addition of strength training, results start to become prominent and you get that “sexy” back 🙂 Not to mention that I feel 10 times better when active.

  2. It’s not so easy for men either! My weight that last 5 years has gone from obese, to terminally ill looking (the divorce diet), to just right. I have to walk my ass off and cut down on the crap food but it’s achievable!

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