Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Tips for Women Working out with Weights
Lift Heavy. Now I know what you are thinking..."oh my goodness, I'll get big icky muscles!" Not unless you are planning on taking steroids or testosterone, you wont! Many women who lift very heavy, still have sleek, slender limbs. The difference is that their bodys are very tight and hard, not soft and flabby. Along with this is an enhanced resting metabolic rate. Which basically means that you burn more fat resting than the average "Cardio Queen".
Look around you; who has the best bodies? The women who lift tiny weights for many reps? Or the women handling the heavier weight loads? Ideal rep range before being unable to lift one more time is 6-10 reps.
Workout time should be between 45 and 60 minutes, assuming that there are no excessively long rests in between sets. Take a rest day in between full body workouts.
Don't skip meals or go long periods in between eating. To subsidize heavy weight training routines, it's best to eat five to six mini meals per day rather than two or three big meals. And of course, limit white...flour, sugar, etc.
Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work. ~Thomas Edison