We invite you to read juju’s new weekly post, brought to you by Sandra who is…Hurricane Strength Training! Women and Weight Training. If you’re looking to tone your body, accentuate healthy curves, and rid yourself of some troublesome areas of fat, a fitness regimen that incorporates resistance training is key. Many women have the misconception that running on a treadmill or pedaling away on a recumbent bike is the way to lose weight. On the contrary, a regimen that combines slow-paced cardio with resistance training (i.e. free weights, machines, body weight exercises, and resistance bands) will bring you to your fitness goals much more quickly and effectively.
Weight training burns more fat than cardio exercise because of the way it requires the body to consume more oxygen, even hours and days after a workout. This leads to a high number of calories being burned. Gaining lean muscle mass will raise your metabolic rate, allowing you to burn more calories at rest. If you are unfamiliar with how to approach a resistance training workout, feel free to contact me (215) 275-1066 for a complimentary training session, and I will get you started!