Picture the scene with me:
You hop off the Elliptical after doing some cardio at your gym and decide to be brave and cross over the imaginary line into… Bro Territory. You know, it’s that part of your gym mostly populated by men…and now you.
You find a free bench and grab a 15 pound dumbbell and begin your version of a Pullover. You feel the effort in the back of your upper arms (your triceps) and your abs. But wait, this is supposed to be an exercise to strengthen your back…and you’re not feeing it in your back. Or are you?
At this point most women get self-conscious amidst the Bro’s, who seem to know what they are doing, and decide to throw in the towel and head home, workout curtailed.
Strength training has the ability to reduce your risk of heart disease, diabetes and stroke.
It can provide you with the foundation that your bones need to remain strong and in alignment so that you reduce injuries and arthritis.
Improving your muscle mass through strength training is the only way to increase your resting metabolic rate, ie metabolism.
Research is now showing that regular strength training has positive effects on mood and energy, and can help in the battle with depression.
Are you going to let a little bit of confusion prevent you from these powerful benefits?
Can I get a “Hell no!”???
Very soon, you will be able to access a library of video tutorials of all of my favorite exercises. I will personally show you the exact tips and strategies that I use with my private clients and myself. I will give you step by step guidance on the exact things to focus on for each exercise. Stay tuned, these little babies are coming very soon to the Women’s Strength Nation website.
In the meantime, and in between time, I have some tips for you in this week’s video! At the end of the video I make an offer that I hope you can’t refuse. I LOVE hearing from you and get so excited when I see a chance to help. If you have an exercise that you are confused by, I am here to save the day!
Take four minutes right now and check out this week’s video:
What more can Women’s Strength Nation do to support you in your strength training journey? Let me know, I’m listening. Leave your questions and comments in the Blog below.
Strength comes from being willing to face a heavy load, to breathe through the discomfort, and to say…
“I will overcome this.”
Stay strong, friend.