This is all good and well but perhaps you’re wondering if any of what we’ve discussed so far applies to you…
Specifically, if your objective is to lose weight, then what use is the bench press? Or any of Joe Weider’s other principles for triggering mass muscle growth? Actually, everything! If you want to lose weight, then one of the very best things you can do is to train with weights.
Not only does this burn a lot of calories and carbs in its own right but it will also help to change your metabolism and help you to burn even more fat even as you’re resting. This is simply because it takes a certain amount of energy for the body just to maintain muscle. The more muscular you are, the more fat you burn as you walk around and even as you sleep!
What’s more, is that muscle helps you to appear more toned and athletic. This is a big factor for a lot of people and is actually often more important than weight loss. Let’s say for example that you have excess cellulite on your legs: should you burn calories or tone muscle? The answer is tone muscle, which will be far more effective at removing the appearance of the cellulite and helping you to look leaner.
A lot of women shy away from resistance training because they think it’s going to make them suddenly appear muscular and manly. Even some guys will shy away from it because they don’t want to look ‘too big’.
But in reality, it is actually very hard to get to the point that a lot of people think of as ‘too big’.
No one accidentally ended up looking like Arnold Schwarzenegger – it takes a lot of hard work to build that much muscle. And as for women, lifting weights is one of the best ways to get a toned, feminine physique. Just try searching ‘women who lift’ in Google to see what I mean.
In order to bring about these impressive weight loss changes, you need to do more compound exercises in particular. These are the ones that utilize the entire body – so those bodyweight moves and also things like the kettlebell swing. The kettlebell swing will use the shoulders, the legs, the core, the back and more and that makes it an incredible tool for burning calories and building muscle. Let the trainers at Wonderfully Fit Personal Training help you get the best cardio and muscle toning workouts that are right for you. We at Wonderfully Fit Personal Training are here to provide nutritional, and exercise support you may have. Contact Terrine today.