Attention Ladies! Want to Know How to Get a Toned Body?
When it comes to exercising do you find yourself logging hour after hour on the elliptical or treadmill hoping to lose weight and get toned?
Does your program look like this?
Focus is placed exclusively on cardio or aerobics classes.
Avoids strength training because of fear of getting "big and bulky." Note - This has to do with hormones. Men naturally have about ten times the testosterone as woman do.
If this is you, at times do you dread having to spend that time on the elliptical? Are you seeing the results you’re striving for? You may be losing some weight; however, chances are you're not building the muscle you need. In fact, you may lose some muscle in the process.
If you want to see optimal results your program should look like this:
Metabolically demanding full body strength training program lifting challenging weights 2-4 days a week. It is not ideal to train with a body part split like most men do. For example, going to the gym and training your chest and biceps on one day and back and triceps on the next day.
If you’re interested in putting on muscle too much aerobic exercise can interfere with hypertrophy (muscle growth). In short, aerobic exercise doesn't need to be the focus of your exercise program and shouldn't be stressed.
Most importantly your strength training program has to have structure. If you were to walk into the gym tomorrow and start strength training how would you decide what exercises to perform? What about exercise order, frequency, rest intervals, volume, load, and intensity of effort? These are the resistance training variables that have to be taken into consideration. If you don't have structure then you won't see results and you won't stick with it.
Woman with toned arms and defined legs look that way because they have muscle.
If you’re ready to learn a structured approach to strength training then contact us today to set up your free introductory personal training session.
See you in the gym,
Your Agoura Fitness Staff