It’s unbelievable how many women will steer clear of weight and resistance training for fear of developing a masculine form. These very women will then spend hours on end jogging on treadmill, cycling furiously on indoor bicycles and driving themselves into a loop on the elliptical. And all in the effort-ed hope of achieving a slender, toned, ‘sexy’ body.
Time for a reality check ladies, cardio will no doubt make you shed pounds but you’ll retain your soft, flabby body. Want that form you dream of daily and the one you collect visuals of on Pinterest to inspire you? Stop disregarding the weights rack and cosy up to strength training!
For every 6 kgs of muscle gained, you can expect to burn an additional 120 calories per day, without having to exert yourself at all. In contrast a flabby, fattier form burns just 3 extra calories a day.
Devise your workout regimes such that you prioritize weight & resistance training first and then incorporate cardio based workouts for recovery days to stretch out those muscles and give you that energy and adrenaline rush.
Juggling many roles from physician to writer to pilates instructor to Marketing-PR executive, Dr. Daamini is constantly pushed and inspired to get creative on how to encompass a Retreat into her daily life.