Muscle-building hard truths…
Are any of these news to you?
If you want to TONE UP = BUILD MUSCLE
If you want to GET LEAN = BUILD MUSCLE
If you want to SLIM DOWN = BUILD MUSCLE
If you want to LOSE WEIGHT = BUILD MUSCLE
If may seem counterintuitive, but to lose weight, you need to build (or maintain) muscle.
But you can’t do this if you are…
Focusing on burning calories
Using only booty bands to grow your glutes
Avoiding heavy-for-you weights because you think they’ll make you bulky
Not eating enough to *actually* build muscle (muscle isn’t created from nothing)
Doing random workouts with no goal in mind
More muscle mass = A healthier body = A more toned, lean, slim look and easier, more sustainable weight loss.
My number one tip?
Choose heavy-for-you weights and focus on a simple strength training circuit including exercises like squats, deadlifts, bicep curls, and shoulder presses, 2-3x’s per week, rather than logging an endless amount of hours on the treadmill.
Want an easy solution for adding some strength training to your workout routine?
The #dirty30challenge starts next week, right after Labor Day. It’s a FREE fitness challenge intended to help you get back into a regular exercise routine.
Just complete 4 quick and dirty workouts in 5 days! All you need is a set of dumbbells to participate.