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Whether you’re currently following a fitness regimen or you’re looking for a new workout program and possibly even nutrition guidelines to embrace, you need to ask yourself an important question:
“Will I still be able to do this one month, six months, and a year from now?”
If your answer isn’t a definitive Yes, then it’s likely time you adopt a new approach or move on to the next possible solution.
Don’t revolve your life around a routine – rather adopt a routine that fits your lifestyle and preferences
Don’t try to follow a four-day-per-week workout routine when you know that more than three weekly gym visits isn’t practical
Don’t follow a rapid fat loss … Click to continue reading
I was once told that my Lift Like a Girl t-shirt was degrading. That the whole lift like a girl manifesto was degrading to women.
I took the statement for the ignorant comment it was, laughed it off, and went about my day. But later on I couldn’t help but think about the messages that are still, unfortunately, being spread in the world of women’s fitness. The ideas, statements, and philosophies that are degrading.
Such as . . .
Telling women they should never lift more than five pounds or else they’ll risk losing a “feminine physique” and not live up to society’s standards and labels. (Even though groceries, children, and purses women pick up on a daily basis easily surpass this five pound limit, but they neglect … Click to continue reading
Then get stronger.
Those are goals you can never go wrong with.
There are so many benefits to having a pure strength building focus with your workouts. For one, they’re fun! When you focus entirely on doing a little better than you did the last workout and gradually strive to add more weight to the bar, you’ll likely look forward to each and every session.
This means you’ll anticipate your workouts and perform them consistently, and that is the magic recipe for achieving the results you’re after.
That’s just one of the main reasons women should strength train.
Furthermore, being strong can help you achieve your other fitness goals much easier. Any trainee, whether they want to lose fat or sculpt muscle, can benefit from being … Click to continue reading