Just Can't Weight
I have never denied being a cardio junkie. I love cardio, I can't help it. I love the way it makes me feel, I love being covered in sweat and I love the power that takes over me after killing an intense workout. What I don't love is weights.....boooooooo. They bore me to death. It takes far too long and I never get the same endorphins flowing like after a good ride, run or boxing session.
But lifting weights to increase strength is one of the best things you can do for your body. Building muscle mass not only will make you stronger, but it will also leave your body burning calories for hours following your workout. So, as much as I detest doing it, by golly, I need to take those free weights by storm and get it together.
I am not trying to bulk up by any means so I keep the weight low (ten pounds max) and reps high. If you are brand new to lifting, maybe start with three or five pounds and increase from there.
Now, when you are creating your own weight plan you want to ensure you use weights that are going to challenge your muscles throughout the exercise and fatigue. But when your form starts to go... STOP, do not do the exercise incorrectly, you do not want to risk an injury.
What are your favorite lifting routines?
Strive to thrive,