Your Health, Your Worth…Many women believe that lifting slightly heavy weight will make them bulky. Because of that they avoid lifting weights and they stick to cardio. If only gaining muscle was that easy. Unless you take steroids (some do), it is impossible to look “like a man”. The main reason is that women have 1/15 to 1/20 the amount of testosterone as men, and testosterone is the primary hormone responsible for muscle growth…REAL TALK
Unlike cardio, which only builds endurance and helps you burn a few extra calories, lifting weights will actually give you the “tone” look most women want to achieve. Also, lighting weights will increase your “Basal Metabolic Rate” which means you will burn more calories throughout the day in the long run, therefore you will lose more body fat and preserve more lean muscle mass and be able to maintain a lean body.
Finally if you continue to do only cardio you will only burn more calories, which will lead to fat loss if you are in a caloric deficit. The problem with that is next to losing fat you you’ll also lose a lot of muscle which means that you’ll look the same way just skinner. If you want to maintain muscle mass you’ll have to lift weights and there’s no way around it. Please stop doing endless cardio and start prioritizing lifting weights. You’ll be shocked how much you can change your body composition.
THE MOST IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT LIFTING WEIGHTS:
Very important, learn proper body mechanics before you start lifting weights. Knowing and using the proper techniques when lifting weights will carry you far as injuries occur when one does not use proper body mechanics. Knowledge is POWER and this tip is more powerful than any amount of weight you lift!
Don’t weight, let’s do this!
Love Ya…Chris forever
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