Weight-Training Mistakes Women Make

Weight Training Mistakes Women MakeIn the modern era of fitness it is widely accepted that both, men and women should lift weights in order to achieve their fitness goals, regardless if they want to lose fat, build muscle or be healthy. Having this in mind you have been going to the gym regularly and lifting weights. But in all these days of weight training, you have not been able to achieve the goals you set for yourself. Your muscles aren’t looking sculpted at all and you are frustrated because now you feel that all this had been a waste of time and energy. If you have been working out regularly, but have not achieved what you wanted, it is likely that something is wrong somewhere. Maybe, it is not your willpower, but with your workout.

To be able to succeed and see positive results when doing weight training, it is important that you know about health and fitness. One of the main reasons women fail in their workouts is that they don’t know what they are doing. While there are a number of things you can do to achieve your goals, there are also a number of pitfalls that can actually destroy your motivation, cause injury and collapse your progress.

Whenever you are starting out with weight training, it is essential to first gather a bit of information. You must understand the basics of weight training and the importance of your diet. Sometimes it is the mistakes that women make that prevent them from achieving their health and fitness goals. So to be a smarter fitness junkie, you must steer clear of these common mistakes. Let’s take a look at what these are. Read more

10 Reasons to Start Lifting Weights

10 Reasons to Start Lifting WeightsWhether you are vying for those big biceps and strong muscles or not, lifting weights is very important. Most people are convinced that you should shun the weight training room if you don’t want to look like The Hulk. But this is not true, especially for women since they don’t have high levels of testosterone like man. Besides, lifting weights offers numerous benefits for the heart and overall health. Here’s a look at the top 10 reasons you must include working with the weights in your fitness regime.

1. Lose more fat

Cardio is important when it comes to burning fat but according to a number of studies lifting weights can help burn more fat. Studies have proven that those who diet without any exercise and those who exercise only to lose weight or perform aerobic exercises lose almost the same amount of weight. However, those who do aerobic exercises plus lift weights as well lose weight of which more is fat. This is because lifting weights promotes fat loss and normal dieting and aerobics results in both fat and muscle loss.

2. Clothes will fit better

People tend to lose about 10 percent of their muscles if they are over 30 years of age. But as they lose muscles, they accumulate more fat. This increases the size of the waist and makes you bigger. Lifting weights helps maintain the muscle mass making you leaner. Read more

Lose Weight by Dieting Like a Man

Lose Weight by Dieting Like a ManIt’s not fair how quickly men lose weight and we still weigh the same even after training on the elliptical for months. Because of the differences in muscle mass, hormones and of course metabolism, men have greater physiological advantages than women. The bigger muscle mass that men have helps them burn at least 30 percent more calories than women. Women on the other hand have more body fat which is stored in the body and since men also don’t experience the monthly hormonal peaks, it is easy for them to lose weight.

But, taking a closer look at the dieting habits of men, we can see a lot of differences when compared to the dieting habits of women. So, if it is possible to match their habits, it will be possible to lose weight like them. Given below are some tips and tricks on how to lose weight by dieting like a man.

Cut out on one treat

When women are dieting, they have this tendency to drop an entire food category like sugar or carbs. However, when men diet, they remove just a simple indulgent item like ice-cream, soda or pizza. It is important to keep a note of everything you eat from morning to evening everyday for at least one week so you know which item is really adding up and could be omitted. For example, if you drink vanilla latte twice every day, you can switch it to 2 cups of green or herbal tea per day. Read more

Mistakes That Prevent You from Losing Weight

Mistakes Prevent Losing WeightProbably you have been working out for close to a month or a year now and yet there are no results gained in terms of losing weight. If this is the case then chances are there are certain things that you are doing and you should not be doing them. Failing to achieve set targets is one of the discouraging things that people go through each day and quit trying. Please do not quit while on the right track. All you need to do is to avoid the mistakes that are singled out below:

Failing to drink water regularly
8 glasses of water is the recommended water intake that one should drink in a day. The good thing about taking water is that it ensures that the body is kept hydrated. As a matter of fact, research proves that taking water before eating reduces the amount of food that one would have eaten. This means that eventually there would be a reduction in weight since food portions are reduced.

Dieting and forgetting about resistance training
One of the most famous ways of losing weight that women try is crash dieting. Unfortunately this does not work at all. The only thing that occurs during crash dieting is that muscle weights are lost. This implies that you might have the impression that you weigh less and yet you are the flabby person that you used to be. Read more