Lean muscle is your weight loss friend!
Most women worry that they are going to get too muscular if they start lifting weights. But the truth is, it very hard genetically as a female to increase your muscle mass!
Amanda and I can both vouch that it is a lot of work to put on muscle as a female :O
Time and time again I see women at the gym with there 3-5 lbs, dumbbell weights doing biceps curls……..Let me put this into perspective for you, the average purse that you carry probably weighs more than those 3-5 pounds, even a four liter jug of milk from you local shopping market will weigh more then 3-5 pounds.
The truth is putting on some muscle is going to help you lose weight, not bulk up!
Most people know that muscle burns more calories than fat but, just how much more? Over the years I’ve heard that a pound of muscle can burn anywhere from 30-100 extra calories a day!!
Tip #1. Things to watch when trying to put on muscle is, believe it or not: the birth control pill, this will increase your estrogen and or progesterone hormone levels and make it harder to add muscle.
Tip #2. I frequently get asked what to do first, cardio or weights, and the answer is; do what ever you would like to improve first. So if you are looking to improve your time or distance running, do cardio first. However if you are looking to in muscle mass do weights first. This allows you to put your greatest effort into reaching your goal. Even better yet split your workouts up, but this will require you hit the gym twice a day!:O)
So get pumped up, and let your muscles melt the calories away!