Hey there, I was at the gym the other day and I asked a lady to do a tricep workout, she immediately replied: “I don’t want to be grab”, my first response would have been laughing out loud, but that’s disrespectful. I had to explain the concept of weight training to her and how it helps with fat loss. Many women, especially here in Africa have this perception that lifting automatically makes you manly. I find that funny, I remember being criticized by a fellow trainer for making my female clients lift.
A high percentage of the women in the gym come there strictly to get a stomach reduction. And they spend hours on the treadmill followed by an abdominal circuit. If this is you, please read carefully, DOING 1000 CRUNCHES EVERY DAY WON’T TAKE OFF THE BELLY FAT. Secondly, lifting WILL NOT make you manly (whatever that is). However, lifting is bound to assist in fat loss as muscle gain leads to increased metabolism at rest. Research shows that long term cardio is not the most effective way to burn fat. That is not to say it doesn’t help, it just doesn’t take it to the max. If you want to completely reach fat loss max and get rid of belly fat, you need a combination of different factors.
I’m just here to talk about the misconception that exists about how lifting makes women manly. That’s wrong! You can maximize fat loss with an effective weight training program, HIIT, LISS and proper dieting (there are a lot of misconceptions about diets as well), so for your gateway to fat Loss, make sure you keep reading these posts, a lot of tips would be coming soon.
Now, try this weight loss challenge for this week:
PS: If you don’t know or understand any of the exercises or body movements above, please try searching online. Thank you! Till next time.
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