Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Up That Weight

I have touched a lot on the fact that women need to use adequate weight when they are lifting in order to continue to progress and to see the results they are looking for, but I've found it's something that women continue to worry about. When you are lifting weights you don't necessarily have to be sore whenever you work out, but you want to make sure you're pushing yourself every time. After all, if you're going to go through the motion you might as well do a good job of it. When you're lifting weights aim to do 3 sets of 8-12 repetitions. By the time you get to your 12th repetition you want to make sure it's difficult for you. If you feel like you are easily getting to 12 every time, up that weight! Even if you can only get 8 in with a higher weight it will be worth your while. Pushing your muscle to exhaustion will get those muscles tones! You WILL NOT, i repeat, WILL NOT get "huge." Women physiologically can't. Your arms won't get bigger they'll actually get smaller and more toned. So, push yourself. It will be worth it!


Karrissa Winward said...

Thanks for all the tips and encouragement!

Trav and Linds said...

I totally agree, I can't wait until you can help whip me into shape in a few months. I love that bosu ball too, it makes a big difference I think. Have a fun trip!

The Smith Clan said...

YOu answered a question I continually wonder about. Is it better to do more weight and fewer reps? You said yes, to challenge yourself. That makes sense! Thanks Meggie! And have a great time in Seattle!