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- 1 These weight training tips will come in handy for faster weight loss:
These weight training tips will come in handy for faster weight loss:
1. Don’t shy away from lifting weights
Doing any form of resistance training helps build lean muscle mass which boosts your overall metabolism. Furthermore, it also gives you the ‘toned’ body you’ve always wished for and aids weight loss.
2. Plan your workouts according to your menstrual cycle
Yes, you can benefit more by aligning your workouts to your luteal, follicular and ovulation phases. Increase the intensity just around after your periods and take it easy and lower the intensity on the days before your periods or during PMS.
3. Have your own workout plan
It is not a myth that bodies react differently to workouts, especially between men and women. There are a lot of factors like your hormones – which can determine and affect your progress levels. So, it’s always better to have a personalized workout plan.
4. Scaling down is cool
A lot of movements could be difficult to perform if you are just starting off. Give it time and take it slow. Scale down and perform the easier alternatives wherever required. Work on progressions so you can build up to that first push up or pull up.
5. Focus on getting stronger
Looking good is most people’s expected result of weight training and who doesn’t want to look better, right? But it is important to target your focus towards getting stronger. It is highly motivating and a great way to look forward to your workouts.
6. Know that you will not get ‘bulky’ or ‘manly’
It is important to once again remember the fact that men and women have different hormonal levels. One such hormone is testosterone. This is the hormone that contributes to bigger and better muscle growth. Women have only 10 percent of testosterone levels compared to men, so it is technically impossible for women to get bulky by weight-training alone unlike their male counterparts.