Step-Up Your Weights

20150107_154108We all heard the saying, “if it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you!” So why do I still see so many people using those little weights. If you are using what people consider a little weight, but you are struggling with it, keep using that weight you’re doing it right! But if you are using a weight that by the end of your set you’re ready to do it all over again, with no struggle, time up that weight!

You will see much better, and faster results using that weight that makes you feel uncomfortable. Using the light weights might give you that better cardio workout, but if that the case go for a run. You want to tear up that actin, and myosin in your muscles, so you can come back stronger. With your new found strength your body will have higher muscle density, which in turn boost your metabolism, and BAM you are burning more calories next time your marathoning through a season on Netflix, just because of your extra muscles.

Next time you are about to jump into a class, or at the gym stop and think of the weight you are using. Go through a check list in your head:

  1. Can I do more at the end of a set?
  2. Are my muscles tired at the end of the workout?
  3. Is this the same weight I have used for a while?
  4. Am I doing everything correctly?

If you can answer yes to any of these questions (especially number 4) then grab the bigger ones.

There is no point in going through the motions if it isn’t doing much for you. And if you are thinking, “If I use the bigger weights I’ll get bulky,” STOP! Just STOP! That is a very barbaric way of thinking that has no basis in the real word. It is very hard to become big, and bulky it takes a lot of dedication, and food! What you will get from using a heavier weight is nice muscles, and weight loss.

So quick recap, use heavier weights, something that is a challenge. Find your comfort zone then go past it. You will see better results, and you feel like a bad ass for using a heavier weight!20150113_103922

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Passionate Personal Fitness Trainer, and NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist at Blitz Conditioning. Prone to spurts of random nonsense. [Read my full bio]

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