updated October 7
After 20 years of coaching women I know – without a doubt – that women want to feel smaller, tighter and leaner.
Achieving this has a lot to do with muscle. Lean muscle mass is your path to
- feeling strong
- being smaller
- looking more compact
- appearing more athletic
- feeling lean
Helping women learn how to strength train better is my mission because I KNOW without a doubt that it will radically change your life.
Each week I take anywhere from 5 to 15 calls with the women in this community. And each week I hear exactly what it is that you are looking to achieve.
While you may not know it yet, adding lean muscle is the solution to nearly every goal. I realize this may sound presumptuous, but I can explain.
If Your Goal is Weight Loss strength training improves lean muscle. Lean muscle allows you to burn more calories 24/7 – even while you sleep. Lean muscle speeds up your metabolism so that you can burn off body fat easier. Strength training literally improves how your cells respond to carbohydrates, reducing your risk of insulin resistance.
If Your Goal is to Feel Better strength training builds your lean muscle mass, which in turn improves stamina and reduces fatigue. When your muscles are strong, they are more efficient at holding your body up in space all day long. Aches and pains tend to dissipate after 4-6 weeks of strength training. In my own experience, I notice that any time I feel old and broken, it’s usually because I have not be strength training enough.
If Your Goal is to Age Gracefully and enjoy your children and grandchildren, strength training is proven to reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke, hypertension, diabetes and dis-lipidemia. Strength training also protects your bones and joint from injuries and age-related aches and pains.
If Your Goal is to Improve Athletic Performance strength training should be the foundation to every sport you play. There isn’t a professional athlete out there who isn’t strength training as part of their training plan to become better. Lean muscle is what moves you. It is responsible for all movement patterns and powers all activities.
Not All Strength Training is the Same
In fact, how you execute your strength training program is more important than the program itself.
Muscle truly is the magic behind your metabolism. Without question, strength training is the only way to truly redesign your body, and the best avenue for weight loss.
In order to strength train effectively, the most important thing is that you are picking up some weights (or resistance bands!) at least two times every week.
Once you’ve got that covered, it then becomes important to put some focus into your actual technique and skills during the workout.
Lifting weights will help you get closer to your goals. Lifting weights properly will change your life.
In order to get the most from any strength training program, it’s critical that you are paying attention to how you perform your set sand reps. If you do this, it almost doesn’t matter what kind of strength training program you are following.
The quality of your movements (reps) during strength training will largely determine your success.Check out my video below to learn the 3 most important steps to creating gorgeous lean muscle!
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