Friday, January 13, 2012
"I just want to tone..."
Ladies (and gentlemen), you will not, I repeat, WILL NOT look like a bodybuilder if you lift weights! Unless of course you eat thousands of calories and train like a bodybuilder. In fact, if you are limited on time and have to choose between lifting and 30 minutes on the elliptical trainer, choose lifting. This is how higher metabolisms are built. Having muscle allows you to burn more calories throughout your day, not just for the time you are doing cardio.
I could continue on this rant for quite sometime, but I get bored of hearing myself talk about it. Instead, I would like to recommend a few books that I think are very worthwhile reads and that could give you some great workout ideas:
"The Female Body Breakthrough" by Rachel Cosgrove
"The New Rules of Lifting" and "The New Rules of Lifting for Women" by Lou Schuler and Alwyn Cosgrove
"The IMPACT! Body Plan" by Todd Durkin
These are all great and I think they can really help if you are looking for a starting place. Get in the weight room everyone! And put down those tiny little pink weights!
Posted by Brooke Goans at 4:26 PM