Sorry guys but this is a article on women fitness training. This is for all the women out there who are training hard to be healthy and fit. If your workout is light in weights and steady in cardio you are not getting the best out of your training. You must step up your training if you truly want to see definite results.
Here are some things to take into consideration to make sure you get the full max benefit of your training workout.
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Do High Intensity Training
If you are exercising at a comfortable pace then most likely you are doing it wrong. What’s the use of it if you are not being challenged. A lot of women I see at the gym are pacing steadily through their workout training. They literally don’t know that by increasing the intensity of their workout it produces a far better outcome for their body.
So what exactly do we mean when we say ‘high intensity’ or another word for it is ‘high intensity interval training’? It’s basically a training workout that is 10 to 20 minutes long, that consists of alternating short intense activities with little to moderate recovery time.
Here are some indications that shows you are training hard enough. If you are sweating a lot then you a are doing it right. Other signs are the increase in your heart rate and the feeling of your body burning up (a term referred to as lactic acid production). And you should feel your muscles sore for up to a few days post workout. If you don’t have these indication then you probably aren’t training yourself hard enough.
Do Heavier Lifting
A lot of the women I see at the gym do light weight lifting or light dumbbells. What they need to know is that by increasing the weight and doing fewer reps they will burn more fat. The increase in weight or lifting heavier weight will also increase your strength and tone out your muscles.
Work out the Upper Body
Women tends to store body fat mainly around the waist, hips and thighs. These are the areas a lot of women tend to focus their workout on. What they really need to work on is the upper body. It’s true that pull-ups are not easy to do and so are most other upper body workout exercises. So take it slow at first. Overtime these upper body workout will become essential to help sculpt away the fat. As suggested by some experts do the hardest part of your workout first when you are fresh and feel mentally strong.
Train with a Barbell
By training with a barbell you are forcing your body to shift into a stable position. Balancing a barbell across your shoulders while squatting, lunging or walking will help to give your that nice posture and balance.