Calling all women… who want a strong, lean and curvy body!
Are you a woman who wants to build a lean body with strength and curves? If the answer is yes, I would like to share these five tips that have already helped many busy women transform their bodies and their health.
CLARIFY WHAT IS MEANT BY “WEIGHT”!
Weight takes different forms. It is important to recognize the difference between “useless extra weight” stored as fat, and “functional mass,” which is muscle. Ten pounds of undesirable stored fat is just extra weight and stress on the body. However, ten pounds of muscle can produce force production, stabilize the body and increase bone density.
YOU ARE A WOMAN – TRAIN LIKE ONE!
Strength training works. Your body is meant to be powerful, so train that way. By building strength and lean body mass, you will elevate your metabolism; that elevated rate will last for several days. Superset compound exercises that strengthen your back, legs and glutes at least twice a week, as these develop that “curvy” look.
Hit the gym. Don’t plod away on the treadmill, which doesn’t always stimulate your body to shed fat, but to store it. Research has shown that high intensity interval training is more effective (than long slow duration cardio) and more efficient. Get better results in less time!
EAT LIKE A WOMAN!
Demand the most from your carbs. Choose complex carbs (like sweet potatoes and brown rice) over simple carbs (white bread and sugary sodas). You get more nutrients and fiber from a sweet potato than a slice of white bread, even though the calories may be the same.
Eat Your Greens. Muscle-building vegetables like broccoli and spinach aren’t just rich in vitamins and minerals, they also help regulate levels of free estrogen in the bloodstream. That’s important for women trying to add muscle.
FUEL UP LIKE A WOMAN!
Stop focusing on calories. Yes, you need fewer calories, but don’t go too far. I. Going too low on calories. It takes calories to be curvy. Going too low on calories can trigger your body to store MORE fat, as it perceives this under-nourishment could be long-term; it begins preserving energy for survival, not for performance.
BE MENTALLY TOUGH!
Don’t worry about the numbers on the scale. Gaining muscle will add weight (and speed up your metabolism).
If you are looking to take your health to the next level and want to step by step action plan to doing so, register for the 7 Day Fat-Blaster Course and let’s get that ball rolling.