Strength Training Tips

Strength Training Tips Every Woman Needs To Know.

Optimise your workouts with these strength training tips and be confident you're getting the most out of your sessions. For balance focus on both cardio and strength training and you can be sure you're getting the most out of your workouts.

Strength training has many benefits including improving muscle strength and endurance, strengthening your bones and weight loss.Implement the tips below for a more effective workout.

1. Progressive Overload

Start with a lighter weight and progressively over the following weeks and months lift heavier whilst maintaining form.This will aim to avoid workout plateaus, increase strength and tone and sculpt lean muscles. Lifting heavier gradually also has a number of other benefits like regulating your hormones and increasing metabolism as you build muscle.

2. Fat Loss

Weight training helps to lose fat both during and after the workout is complete as it works on your resting metabolic rate to burn calories. Lifting weights also increases lean muscle and tone. Note as muscle weighs more than fat, your weight can remain the same or increase due to the extra muscle gained.

3. Weight Training vs Cardio

Cardio is great for burning calories during your workout. However weight training is essential to tone and sculpt the body, burn calories not only during but after the workout is complete. This makes it a more effective calorie burner.

4. Increased Bone Density

Lifting weights regularly will help to increase bone density, and reduce the risk of getting osteoporosis.

5. Feel Great

Strength training can boost your confidence, knowing you have consistently worked out with weights and increased the weight lifted, can bring on the feel good factor and increase motivation for future workouts.

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