A Better Weight Loss Workout For Women
Are you sick of the fluff weight loss programs in women's magazines? Sick of being given ineffective, machine based workouts that don't improve your physique and performance? Sick of being treated with kid gloves by your trainer?
You won't achieve your dream body by lifting soup cans or by working in your fat buring zone for 20 minutes per day on the elliptical machine. Do you see really fit women (or men) doing that?
No, the real hardbodies are in the weight room or even in the yoga studio, using at least their own bodyweight for strength training, if not additional dumbbell weight.
Programs that promise you success with soup cans or water jugs are baloney. You can see right through those programs.
If you really want abs, or to get down to 15% bodyfat, you need a real workout. You need to step outside of your comfort zone in the gym, and say goodbye to long, slow cardio and light and easy strength training.
Doing one set of pushups is better than doing one set of every triceps kickback exercise and pecdec you can find. Why? Because it trains your entire body. Have you ever seen a woman with flabby arms that can do 15 pushups? I tell ya, they are rare. What about a woman that can do a real chinup? Aren't those the girls with killer arms and visible abs?
So stick with a program of basic total-body strength exercises done in a total body workout 3 times per week. Save the bodypart splits for Arnold want to-bees. And step up your cardio to include interval training. The change in your program will cause your body to burn a lot more calories after the workout, and that's when you'll start to melt fat and sculpt your body.
Craig Ballantyne is a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist and writes for Men's Health, Men's Fitness, Maximum Fitness, Muscle and Fitness Hers, and Oxygen magazines. His trademarked Turbulence Training fat loss workouts have been featured multiple times in Mens Fitness and Maximum Fitness magazines and all over the Internet, and have helped thousands of men and women around the world lose fat, gain muscle, and get lean in less than 45 minutes three times per week. For more information on the Turbulence Training workouts that will help you burn fat without long, slow cardio sessions or fancy equipment, visit www.TurbulenceTraining.com.