Women don’t have it easy when it comes to burning fat and building muscle—our bodies are not exactly designed for the cause. Instead, we tend to hold on to fat and are limited in our muscle building abilities due to our hormonal make up. However, this doesn’t mean we can’t overcome our disadvantage and still have a lean and trim body!
In this article we are going to show you five simple, yet highly effective strategies that you can implement into your life to help you build lifestyle habits that will lead to sustainable, long-term fat loss.
Most exercisers understand some effective ways to lose fat, many miss out on some of the most critical elements that can help you achieve your ideal physique. We’re here to change that and get you on the way to achieving your ideal body! We’ve listed six reasons why you may not be burning fat optimally and how to fix it.
If you have cellulite, you are not alone. Cellulite affects more than 85 percent of all women to some degree. It is characterized by alterations to the skin surface, presenting as dimpled or puckered skin, primarily involving the thighs and buttocks. With the advances in technology and more women demanding treatment, significant research has gone into better understanding and treating cellulite in the last decade.
Looking for a cardio workout that will whip your whole body into shape? The rowing machine may be a better choice than the treadmill or elliptical.
The food you eat can have a major impact on your metabolism. Sure, any fad diet can result in weight loss—all it takes is eating less. However, if you want to build a body that remains metabolic—burns fat and builds lean muscle—you need to give it the right fuel to get the job done.
When stress is high, cortisol, the stress hormone, rises. A rise in this hormone can trigger numerous pathways that can affect everything from our emotional wellbeing to our ability to build muscle and burn fat!
Over-the-counter fat-reducing drugs and supplements strengthen the credibility of their claims through the use of scientific-ish reports and anatomical diagrams with bold arrows. While the science might be confusing (sometimes by design), who can say “no” to bold RED arrows?
IFBB Pro Mary Dent is proof that age is nothing but a number. Active throughout her life, the mother of three became serious about fitness when she started training for her first NPC show at age 45. She earned her pro card at 53 and a few months ago place 5th at her pro debut at the IFBB Patriots Pro— proving that age is truly just a state of mind!
Let's talk about fat-loss. More importantly, let's talk about why an effective fat-loss program utilizes strength training with weights. Over the last few years, more and more women have started buying into the benefits of strength training for physique and weight management.