Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Lose your Fear of Lifting-The Secret to a longer healther life not to mention a leaner and sexier body

Hey Hope all is well!

Many of my clients and potential  clients always get worried when I tell them we use dumb bells and bands and other contraptions there first words are ' I dont want to get bulky' or 'I dont want to look like a man'. My reply is I dont want  you to either. Just because most women aren't  looking for 20 inch biceps or powerful thighs like the meat heads at the gym, you shouldnt stay away from weights you should actually embrace them.

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 Not only does lifting weights, help shed belly fat faster, helps with stress and fights off heart disease and cancer its the single most effective way to look HOT in and out of your clothes. Still not convinced?? Most of you aren't.

So I decided to do a 2 part series of why you shouldn't live another day without hitting the "weights".

1. You'll lose 40 percent more fat. we get caught up in to thinking cardio is the key to blasting belly fat. wrong. Penn State researchers put dieters into 3 groups: no exercise, aerobic exercise only or aerobic and weight training. - they all lost around 21 pounds but the lifters shed six more pouonds of fat tan thow who     didnt pump iron. Why? The lifters loss was almost pure fat the others lost fat and muscle.

2. Your clothes will fit better. After about a month in a half or so  into there training my clients come up to me complaining there pants are falling down. I must admit I have been the source of several shopping sprees( what can I say Im good at what I do). Its funny because even though there clothes are looser and some are even going to the store to get new ones. or now they can fit in there old pants and dresses. they still complain about not losing enough weight. I say WHO CARES? do you walk around with a sign in your hands saying how much we weigh. NO people look at the shape of your body so if you are in 3 sizes less why do you care about your weight? You shouldn't... get over it and embrace your new toned and scultped body.

3. You'll burn more calories.

Lifting increases the number of calories you burn while you are sitting on the coach. thats because after a good strength training workout your body is rebuilding and repairing itself. Which takes energy which means you will be burning calories at rest. For every pound of muscle you have on your body you burn 50 calories give or take. Compared to fat, every pound of fat you have you you burn 9 calories. Enough said

4. YOur diet will improve.
University of Pittsburgh researchers studied 169 overweight people and found those that didnt follow a 3 hour a week training program ate more than the alloted 1500 calories. The study showed that both diet and exercise likely remind you to stay on track, helping you in your weight loss goals.

5 Youll handle stress better.

Break a sweat and you will handle stress better and so will your body. Scientist found that the fittest people exhibited lower levels of stress hormones than those who were the least fit. So you know how they talk about coritsol being you stress hormone, well if you workout  and sweat more that hormone will be less,(that last statement was from me, not a scientist- cause and effect reasoning..LOL)  If you look or feel like the cat below most days, you have to hit those weights

6.You'll be happier.
Exercising in general helps.but researches found that people who performed three weight workouts a week for 6 months impoved significantly on measures of anger and overall mood.

Okay stay tuned for the other 6 reasons actually if I get 8 or more comments I will put up the other 6 reasons so leave a comment  and go lift a weight or come try it out with us at Lean Body Fit Camp!!

Take Care! Join the Fitness Revolution!

No Limits. No boundaries.
Chelsea C.