Why You Shouldn’t Fear Strength Training
Don’t lie. We know that you hear the words “weight lifting” and have a mini internal freak out because you’re afraid you’re going to end up like this:
But guess what ladies, you couldn’t be more wrong! Renowned strength and conditioning expert Holly Perkins has helped influence professional athletes and elite marathon runners. And now, she’s about to influence your routine as well. Holly dropped some heavy knowledge about strength training, and totally changed our perspective. After reading her thoughts on the matter, you won’t be able to wait to get into the weight room!
Holly Perkins on Strength Training
Why it’s important:
In order to make real progress in your fitness level, strength training is essential. Cardio will only make you a smaller version of your same self. The benefits of strength training include increased resting metabolism, improved mood, optimization of hormones, and the ability to truly remodel your body.
How to get started:
Strength training will change your life. It may feel overwhelming at first, but here are some easy tips to get started.
- Aim to complete two strength workouts every week
- Choose a weight that is challenging enough that you have to really work to complete 10-12 reps
- Increase the weight load when completing 12 reps becomes easier
- Fuel your body pre- and post-workout with protein such as a Promax Lower Sugar protein bar. (My go-to is Promax LS protein bars in Peanut Butter Cookie Dough. I often have half a bar before a workout and half after.)
xx, The FabFitFun Team