Mar 1, 2013

Strong is The New Skinny

Have you ever started a new workout regime only to discover that after a week or two you've actually GAINED weight? This seems like a bad thing, right? Wrong! While no one likes to gain weight , it's really not about the number on the scale, is it? It's about how we look and even more importantly, how we feel. Most people know that muscle weighs more than fat. But, did you know that muscle also burns more calories than fat? 
Aerobatics? This girl is strong.
Granted, most of us don't want to bulk up (me included), but trust me babes, using five pound weights during your workout will not make you look like a body builder! However, heavier weights will burn more calories and change the shape of that body faster. Don't be afraid to build muscle and weigh MORE. In turn, you can EAT more. And lets be honest, who doesn't love to eat? 

Are you ready to get leaner and stronger? If so, it's time to take it up a notch, during your next workout, if you usually use 3 pound weights take it to 5 pounds. If you normally modify your push-ups, challenge yourself and start by doing a few regular, before you drop down to you knees.  After all, strong is the new skinny :)

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