STRENGTH TRAINING – THE FIRST STEP
Before we start it’s important to make a physical list of what your fitness goals are.
Now, if your goals go beyond just losing weight and include things like “looking good” and “being healthy,” then strength train, but there are many ways to do that:
- Picking up heavy things
- Swinging kettle bells
- Doing yoga
- Doing body weight exercises
- Carrying your kids on a hike
- Whatever makes you use your muscles in a strenuous way
Strength training is more than just sweating in a gym!
Strength training helps correct issues relating to cholesterol, high blood pressure, obesity, diabetes, and inactivity – all factors for heart disease. Cardiologists are even starting to recommend strength training for people who have suffered a heart attack as little as three weeks after the attack.
Sadly, most women never pick up enough weight to get a great training effect. If you’re one of those women who think you’ll get big and bulky from lifting weights, you need to dismiss that myth right now.
If you’re interested in strength training and are unsure of how to do squats or dead lifts, or you’re unsure of how to get started, or you’re lacking confidence, that’s okay, come to Contours – you’re at the right place! We’ve actually created our Coaching Program with women like you in mind!
Our coaches can help you with form check on your movements, answer all the questions you have, teach you how to get started with power lifting, provide much needed accountability and guidance on how to eat and train, and more!
30 Sep, 2018
Health, Weight loss, Women, Workout