As women the thought of looking masculine isn’t appealing- but don’t be afraid of lifting weights!
When I started working out; all I thought was I didn’t want big muscles- that’s not sexy.
But guess what?
You know that ideal body type you covet- it’s achieved through lifting weights AND cardio.
The ideal body type i coveted was: lean arms, trim tummy, toned legs, and a nice shaped booty.
I’m guessing your ideal body type sounds pretty damn similar.
Well through much research and constant encouragement from my man/work out partner- I realized that all those things I wanted would never be achieved through cardio alone. To tone…there must be muscle; to have a nice lifted booty…you must lift weights….PERIOD.
But I can talk at you all day, quote research, show you statistics and it doesn’t have the same effect as showing you the proof!
I don’t follow much fitness accounts on instagram but I found @taifitness different from the rest. She was a real transformation story, and completely honest and forthright about her feelings and evolution through her fitness journey.
Say Hello to: @taifitness
This is her at the start and present day of her fitness journey. Jaw dropping results right?!
She has gone through some amazing transformations including changing her workout routines.
She started out mostly with yoga and cardio on the left and then incorporated weights.
And the results speak for themselves. There is much more lift and shape to her body type on the right photo compared to the left. You can melt away as much fat as you want, but that will never give you the shape you are looking for.
She is looking absolutely spectacular!
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Have you been convinced of my point yet?
There is a reason that Tony Horton from P90X incorporates weights into his “lean routine” P90x Program:
1. shoulders and arm routines: for those lean arms I want
2. Legs and back routine: for those toned legs and that lifted booty i want
3. core synergistics and abs workout: for the trimmed tummy i want
All these routines incorporate weights or use your body as weight- And they are in the LEAN routine..to give you that Lean Body type you want.
Lifting weights to gain mass: is lifting heavy weights for short amount of reps
Lifting weights to gain lean muscle: is lifting lighter weights for more reps. BUT you must go until it is a struggle unless you aren’t working out. If it isn’t a struggle, then up the weight!
Another benefit of lifting weights for the seasoned readers.
It helps our aging population stay healthy and independent for longer.
I hope this convinces even one of my readers to incorporate lift training into your work out routine.
I got to say: STRENGTH IS SEXY!
Thanks for all these fitness posts! I have found that lifting light weights and doing body weight exercises really speeds up my metabolism and helps give me that “toned” feeling. But I will say there is one cardio exercise that does a great job at building muscle for me. And that is running short distances (5k to 10k). Perks my booty up like crazy while shredding calories!
Aww thanks for reading!! Yes ive read and know of all the great benefits of running!! And I wish I could but I hate it with a passion. From a girl with asthma and bad joints its hell! Lol