Happy first day of spring!! You know what that means, summer is just around the corner and I know you have been trying to get that perfect summer body. So, today I challenge you to pick up some weights and tone your body with upper body workouts! Just about everyday in the gym, I meet women asking me for fitness tips and advice. One thing I notice about them all is, they never step foot in the weight area and spend all their time on the cardio machines, getting minimal results. I know weights can be intimidating to most women. I too went through this phase for awhile to the point of putting together an at home gym so I didn’t have to lift in front of anyone but, the truth is nobody really cares what you look like. Most likely nobody is even paying attention. Everyone in the gym is there for the same reasons you are.
Lifting weights can actually burn more fat than cardio, tone your body faster & give you the summer body you’ve been wanting. Weights are absolutely for chicks too! I hear all the time women say, they don’t want to bulk up like a man so thats why they skip weights but, that is impossible to be done if you are training naturally. We lack the natural testosterone men have that causes “the bulk”. The only thing lifting weights can do to you is tone you up and give you strength!
Everyone’s into those squat challenges these days and I’ll admit they are fun! I have joined in on a few and I love me a good leg day but, what about the upper body? Toning your upper body especially shoulders and back with weight training, can give you the illusion of having a smaller waist, its kinda like magic! Yes girl, get into this free magic and form and tone those shoulders with my upper body workouts! Its my #1 reason for training shoulders at least 2 times a week, its my favorite! Shoulder days I generally will mix in bicep, back or chest workouts too. If you like seeing instant results, try training your upper body with some of my favorite exercises and don’t be afraid to increase the weight over time, in fact don’t even think JUST DO IT you are a lot stronger than you think! If you want that fit for summer body you better WERK!! Ive included some videos to help. Let me know how you guys like this work out! Read More