Sunday, December 28, 2008

Will Lifting weights Make Women Bulky

Many women are afraid to lift weights because they believe it will make them look bulky just like the women in the magazines.

Many women are afraid that lifting heavy weights will make them bulky and look more like a man than a sexy lady. Countless magazines and fitness videos have women using soup cans or feather light dumbbells performing biceps curls and triceps kickbacks perpetuating the myth.

It is extremely difficult for women to get big and bulky. The major reason is hormonal. Females do not produce testosterone like males do. Testosterone is a key hormone responsible for adding lean muscle mass. Both males and females that can be found in the pages of the bodybuilding magazines get so big and bulky by taking steroids and hormone injections.

Anther factor to consider is diet. To pack on serious mass you will have to eat lots of lean protein. If you watch your diet and do not eat enough you simply will not get pig and bulky.

No need to be afraid of heavy weights if you’re a woman. Lifting heavy will make a woman strong, not manly

Friday, December 12, 2008

4 Interval Workouts That Burn Fat

If you are struggling to lose fat with cardio, I have great news for you. Men's Health expert trainer Craig Ballantyne sent me these 4 interval training workouts to help you burn fat!

There are all types of ways to do interval training, and research hasn't shown us a best way yet. There is NO best interval training workout for fat loss, however, some of my favorites are:

a) 1 minute on, 1-2 minutes off, repeat 6 times.
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b) 30 seconds on, 90 seconds off, repeat 6 times.

c) 45 seconds on, 90 seconds off, repeat 6 times.

d) 20 seconds on, 40 seconds off, repeat up to 8 times.

Make sure to include a warm-up and cool-down after each.

And remember, you can use all types of interval training methods
for these workouts.

You can do treadmill running, hill walking, stationary cycling, sprinting outside (if you do extra warm-up), kettlebell swings, medicine ball power woodchoppers, rope jumping, rowing, swimming, or even the elliptical machine (if you think it works).

One research study even used 8 seconds on, 12 seconds off for a total of 20 minutes, but these short intervals are almost impossible to do on regular gym equipment, that is why some workouts are better done with a personal trainer.

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