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How We Do It // The right way to get fit.
We specialize in lean muscle building for women through weight training and our own unique methods of traditional weight lifting. We are here to get everyone in the best shape possible and debunk the myths surrounding bulking through weight lifting.
Physiological Fact: Women have about 1/20th the amount of testosterone that men do. You’re not going to build skin-tearing muscle by lifting heavier weights. Don’t be bashful; the muscle toning results will make you happy.
The term cardio shouldn’t describe only aerobic exercise: A study found that circuit training with weights raises your heart rate 15 beats per minute higher than if you ran at 60 to 70 percent of your max heart rate. This approach strengthens muscles and provides cardiovascular benefits similar to those of aerobic exercise so you save time without sacrificing results. The benefit is lifting weights gives you a metabolic spike for hours after a workout because your body is trying hard to help your muscles recover.
That means you’ll fry an additional 25 percent of the calories you just scorched during your strength session. So if you burned 200 calories lifting weights, it’s really closer to 250 overall. If you lift heavier weights or rest 30 to 60 between sets, you can annihilate even more calories!
And there’s more good news when it comes to iron’s fat-socking power. “For every 3 pounds of muscle you build, you’ll burn an extra 120 calories a day — just vegging — because muscle takes more energy to sustain,” Westcott says. Over the course of a year, that’s about 10 pounds of fat — without even changing your diet.
Yes, please. Don’t just take it from us, there are plenty of credible resources to research why strength training is the key to fat loss and a healthier body and mind.