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5 Scientific Reasons Proving Women NEED To Lift Heavy

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Ladies, when it comes to lifting, those neoprene dumbbells aren't doing anything for the flabby part of your arms, they aren't toning your chest, and they certainly aren't giving you any definition in your shoulders. These lighter weights do have some great uses for physical therapy and smaller muscles such as your rotator cuffs or forearms... not for doing a bench press. The sad truth is that holding a weight that weighs less than that Mountain Dew you just guzzled earlier, and you expect it to make you look like this: So now that I've got your mind thinking, let's move onto some of the reasons you should seriously start lifting heavy. 5 Scientific Reasons Proving Women NEED To Lift Heavy It "Tones" Your

6 Misconceptions About Women’s Fitness

6 Misconceptions About Women's Fitness

Rachael looks online and finds an article about weight training that warns against lifting too much weight because she will become "big and bulky." The next article she reads tells her that weight training is safe for women and you cannot get "bulky" like everyone warns about. Confused, she asks her girlfriend that's been going to the gym for a few months and she replied with "I've heard it's not good to lift a lot of weight." Exercising, fitness, weight training, diet, cardio... All of these things all have their own myths and misconceptions that if listened to can ruin your progress towards your dream body. I'm going to pick the top 6 misconceptions that I see constantly and I will put your

Top Fitness Must-Haves in 2016

Top Fitness Must-Haves in 2016

As the shopping season has approached, I get a lot of emails throughout the year asking me what I would personally recommend buying. I went ahead and whipped this article up so you can see what I recommend. Before I get into the article, the majority of my links will use an affiliate link. What does that mean? All this means is that if you decide to purchase the item(s) I recommend, I get a percentage of the sale. This goes to support this blog, including subscriptions to Adobe programs, web hosting, and stock photos. The price you pay for items do not change regardless if you use my link or not, I just get a small percentage for referring products that I love. Everything

Tone Up Using This 5 Day Split For Women

5 Day Split For Women

Stephanie wants to start exercising and toning up. She has a basic idea how to eat healthy and she knows that in order to reach her goals that she will have to get to the gym and start weight training. She goes to the store and buys a few fitness magazines and when she is finished reading them she is more confused than before she started. Just like Stephanie, most people want to change everything in their life overnight because they think that's the only way to make progress to their goals which is not the best way to go. But what should you do then? Small changes in your habits will lead to success, trust me. The gym is overwhelming, no wonder people

2 Day Workout Routine for Abs at Home

2 Day Workout Routine for Abs at Home

Anybody can benefit from working abs - it increases your strength, your quality of life, and enables you to lift more and look better. Jennifer goes to the gym 3 days a week in the morning and she is following the 3 day beginner workout routine and has been seeing some great progress. She has been bitten by the strength bug and wants to start improving weak areas. Since Jennifer sits most of the day behind a computer, he core really takes a hit. So she decided she wanted to do some extra ab work. Jennifer reached out to me to share a workout routine for abs that you can do at home... so here it is! Nutrition Tips In this section I will hit

The 8 Biggest Weight Loss Mistakes YOU Could Be Making

The 8 Biggest Weight Loss Mistakes YOU Could Be Doing

Lets face the facts; weight loss is simple, right? The principle of losing weight is easy - you move more, eat less, and achieve a healthy balance... but why is it so hard to lose and maintain your weight loss? The answer to that is consistency. Consistency and lifestyle changes is what separates Wendy who has been loosing the same 10 pounds for the last few years vs Stacy who lost 40 pounds of body fat, completely changed her body, and kept it off. We all want a quick fix, right? I mean who wouldn't want to drop those 20 pounds we are holding onto in a month? The problem is there are a few mistakes that you could be making that are keeping you

Go Sleeveless and Try These 20 Tricep Exercises for Women

20 Tricep Exercises for Women

Having nice toned and defined arms are something many women want but fail to achieve. But why? Your arms have two separate main muscle groups that need to be trained equally if you want to get the definition you desire. The two muscles are your biceps and your triceps. Most have heard about both of those muscles, but do you understand how they work and why you may not be getting the results you desire? Most women that start lifting weights tend to pick a few exercises for their arms that they are comfortable with and pick a minimal weight to do them with. If you've read any of my other articles about picking the correct weight or how to transition from machines to

Weight Loss Motivation for Those Scared to Start

Weight Loss Motivation for Those Scared to Start

This article is going to be a short but sweet article that highlights a special person's life. I will change their names and some circumstances but everything else will be the same. When was the last time you looked in the mirror? No, I mean really look in the mirror. Are you unhappy with how you look? Do you constantly throughout the day have to adjust your clothes because you don't like how they fit on you? Maybe you are happy with your size but you aren't happy because you have no muscle definition. All of these (and more) happen to many, if not all of us... and it's okay. I have a friend that I will call Ashley. Ashley was your average woman. She was in

30 Minute Chest Workout for Women

30 Minute Chest Workout for Women

A reader of the blog left a comment asking if I could offer a good chest workout for her. This chest workout is designed to help tighten and tone up your chest and help you build upper body strength while you're at it. Our fictitious friend Brittany has been following our nutrition and exercise tips and has lost about 30 pounds. She's happy with her progress but the more she looks at her body, she realizes that her chest has not "kept up" with the rest of the body. Her arms have slimmed down and you can see some muscle definition, her legs look great, and her midsection is tightening up... but what about her chest? Many of us lose weight and have

10 Tips to Transition from Machines to Free Weights

10 Tips to Transition from Machines to Free Weights

Shelly has been going to the gym for a little more than 6 months and has started doing some free weight exercises like curls and lateral raises. While Shelly loves her machines, she knows that she would benefit from focusing on free weight exercises and using machines for accessory lifts... but she doesn't know where to start. This article was inspired by readers asking for tips to transition from machines to free weights. Lets jump right in and get you ready to train with free weights! Don't be Afraid of the Weights If you look around the room, you may see people using almost double your body weight on a barbell or using dumbbells that may crush you - don't be alarmed. Most gyms have

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