Sunday, 14 February 2016

WOMEN WEIGHT-LIFTING? YUP!

Here we are again, to defeat another misconception. This is about women, who are afraid of weight-lifting. The stereotypical fear of bulking up like men has held women back from taking that extra step. Did you really think bulking-up will be THAT easy? Well, it isn’t! Secondly, women can’t become she-hulk that easily! On a contrasting note, strength training has its own sway...


IT’S MORE EFFECTVE AT LOSING MORE
The biggest advantage about lifting weights is the ability of your body to burn fats during and after working out. After heavy reps and sets of strength training, you continue to consume additional oxygen in the hours and even days that follow.




SHELL OUT MORE CALORIES WITH WEIGHTS
It is interesting to know how our body, with increased strength and lean muscle mass, uses calories more efficiently. Just the way sitting burns more calories than sleeping, standing burns more than sitting, walking burns more that standing, running more than walking, strength training burns bigger and better calories than just running!




HEALTHY HAPPY BONES!
Women while ageing most likely lose bone mass as well as muscle mass. Lifting weight, as studies show, reduces the chances of losing bone and muscle mass. This adds up with the decreasing risk factor of osteoporosis. The early you start doing weights, the better the chance of maintaining healthy, happy bones!




RELIEVING STRESS, PHEW!
Researches continue to follow that women who do strength training possess better management techniques to handle stress and face fewer adverse reactions to stressful situations. Of course! Exercising in general is a great way to manage stress, but strength training proves to be better again, try it to notice!




So the next time you ask your gym trainer to fix you a work out regime, don’t forget to make a mention of strength training. Love these weights and these weights will love you back! Go Lift It Up!!


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Thursday, 4 February 2016

DELUSIONAL TRAINING

Hi readers, I hope you are coping up well with your fitness routines! So while you stick to your workout regime, try keeping in mind these which might lead you to a weight-loss plateau. Where no matter how hard you try! You just don’t reach your target goal.

EMPTY STOMACH, WRONG!

You must have read it a gazillion times that one must work-out early in the morning empty stomached, it will have better effects. But that is a myth, understand... If you don’t have the source of energy, how will you burn calories? Thought about it? So before you work out in the morning or evening, snack up on something light and healthy an hour before you start. This will indeed give you that energy to lose weight.

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KEEP YOURSELF HYDRATED!

Another thing that gym trainers and instructors observe is that women who get obsessed about reaching their goal weight often stop drinking water amidst of working out. Keeping yourself hydrated is very important. When your level of energy is abstained from water, it runs out too soon leaving you with fatigue and weakness. Your body consists of 70% water; drink water to reduce water.

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TOO MUCH OF TREAD MILL?

“Take 5 rounds of that huge park and you will be good” every other person would repeat it quite often. So we keep running on the tread mill continuing our beliefs in the clich├ęs. One mistake majority of the women commit is to run, run and run on the tread mill at the same boring pace and then leave! That defeats the entire purpose of gym. The trick to losing weight is BALANCE! Run on the tread bill for 10 mins all together. Run for 2 mins at full speed and then slow down for your body to restore energy and then again sprint for the next 2 mins and repeat the same for 10 mins. See the difference yourself!

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LIFT THAT WEIGHT UP!

All women are scared of buffing up. So lifting weights becomes a big time NO-NO! But did you know by adding lean muscles it is easier to burn more calories, added, you even burn them when you are not working out. Moreover, women can’t bulk up that easily like the way men do. So be carefree and fearless to pick up those sets of dumbbells and do the high-powered weight-bearing reps of squat jumps, lunges and much more!

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