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Hey Girl, Let’s Lift Some Weights
Hey Girl, Let’s Lift Some Weights

I will be the first to admit that my goal in my own personal training is not to look like The Terminator. That being said, the amount of time, diet monitoring and strict schedule following that it would take for me to get there is, well, not happening. Many women have the idea that weight lifting, of any sort, leads to bulky body mass and unfeminine body type. False.
 
Women, especially, should be doing some form of resistance training several times per week. I know, it’s scary walking into the free-weights section and seeing Hans and Frans clinking protein shakes. That is where we as personal trainers come in. Not only can we help you get comfortable with the equipment, we can also come up with a plan to follow that will help you reach your goals. Whether your goal is weight loss, toning, or changing body composition, weight training is the key component that you have been leaving out. Not convinced? Here are some more reasons as to why you should start today:
  • Improved confidence and self-esteem—not needing to ask for help to open the pickle jar or put your carry on in the overhead bin filled the bikinis that you’re just dying to wear.
  • Enhanced quality of life because you’ll be able to perform and function at a higher level.
  • Stronger connective tissues, which reduce risk of injury by stabilizing your joints.
  • Increased lean body mass and decreased level of body fat.
  • Stronger bones, which will reduce risk of osteoporosis (which women are much more susceptible to than men.)
  • Increased resting metabolic rate because of the increased lean body mass. Adding 5-7 pounds of lean muscle can help you burn up to 25-35 extra calories a day while the body is at rest. That’s up to 245 calories per week!
  • Lastly, you’re going to like the way you will look. Simple as that.
So, ladies, mix up that cardio routine by throwing in some strength training. Not only will you enjoy trying and learning something new but, your body will thank you for some of the reasons listed above, and more.

Going Straight from Work to Workout?

You’re starving but you want to go to the gym. What will give you the energy boost without weighing you down? Here are some tips and suggestions.
In general, try to consume your snack about 45 minutes before you begin your workout. This gives ample time for the food to be digested so it doesn’t come back to haunt you mid workout. Also, aim for a mix of complex carbohydrates, those that burn slowly, such as whole-grains, and protein. Ideal ratio is 4-1 of carbs to protein.
 
Try some of these combos to get you through the sweat session.
  1. Whole-wheat bagel with peanut butter.
  2. Plain Greek yogurt with a banana
  3. Low-fat string cheese and whole grain crackers.
  4. Fruit smoothie (ideally, one that you make yourself to avoid excess sugar of mixes)
Most importantly, EAT SOMETHING. Your body needs energy to get through a great workout and avoid muscle damage.
-Sarah Hall B.S., C.P.T.
 
 
     
 
       
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