Resistance training, sometimes referred to as strength training, targets individual muscle groups with specific exercises. In order to build and tone muscles to achieve muscular definition, you need to work your muscle to the point of muscle fatigue.
The exercises in the Fitness4Her program are designed to build, strengthen and stretch your muscles through a series of repetitions (reps) over a specific number of times, called ‘sets’. The number of reps and sets you should be doing depends on how healthy your muscles are.
Those already maintaining a fitness program will want to do as many sets as it takes to tire out the specific muscle that your are working.
Let me caution you though, if you haven’t lifted weights in a while or never done any resistance training, go easy on yourself. One set of eight repetitions may be all you can do. But, please don’t be discouraged.
After a faithful and dedicated program of resistance training, your muscles will become stronger and more flexible. The exercises will become easier and your well-toned muscles will look like a sculpted work of art.
It’s not just about how good it makes you look. Get this–building muscle has some hidden benefits. Each pound of muscle can burn 50 calories a day! The more muscular your body becomes the easier it is to burn calories. You’ll even burn calories when you sleep. It’s a proven fact that muscle burns fat even at rest. This may be why those people who are leaner and more muscular can eat bowls of ice cream and never gain weight. While others, whose bodies are padded with fat, seem to gain weight at the mere spoonful of a sweet delicacy.
Resistance training will help you change your body so it will work for you instead of against you. Strengthening your body through resistance training increases bone density and may help to ward off Osteoporosis.
Oh, and one last thing about resistance training, it’s been found to oxygenate your entire body, for healthy looking skin. So don’t be surprised if your friends and family start asking if you’ve had a face lift or something.
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