Hello out there, and happy Fit Friday! Another work week has past, and I know you are all looking forward to the weekend. This weekend will probably be very emotional for me as I will be celebrating the life of my Aunt. Today we gathered together, and it was nice to have the comfort of family by my side. For a lot of my family it was the first time meeting my new little one in person, and I couldn’t help but overhear someone compliment me on my “baby weight loss”. It is funny because I don’t have any huge secrets to my shedding of pounds, but I do implement one of the best exercises in the book, weight training.
Weight training is probably one of the best ways to lose weight. If you are doing cardio like a mad man or woman, but not seeing the results you want, this can probably be the solution to your problem. Now women get over the myths that you will look “manly” when you lift. It is just as beneficial for women as it is for men. What I love about weight training is that it helps you to burn extra calories even when you are doing nothing. Lean muscle will give you the body you want with your clothes off! Lol! Here are a few tips if you are a beginner:
1. 3×10. I consider this the golden rule when starting out. 3 sets and 10 reps.
2. Choose the appropriate weight. Don’t over do this one. Choosing the best weight to start and continue will better results and prevent injury.
3. Technique. If you don’t know how ask a trainer or do your research. This is so crucial to weight lifting. Biomechanics is everything. Form(technique) equals fit(results).
4. 2 weeks. I believe a minimum of 2 weeks at the same weight should be implemented for a beginner. Work your way up slowly. You’re not trying out for the next Mr./Mrs. Olympia. Take your time.
So there you have it weight lifting for beginners. Now go burn!
Live.🌿 Love. 💖 Well & Fit. 💪
Rest in paradise to my beautiful Aunt Queen. You will be missed dearly.
Picture from today’s workout.