Monday, January 24, 2022

3 Myths That Stop Moms From Resistance Training :

3 Myths That Stop Moms From Resistance Training
Most moms do not understand what exactly is resistance training. Here are the three most common myths about resistance training and the truth behind each.

1. Moms believe the answer to fat loss lies in cardio workouts.

Have you heard that the best way to burn fat is to simply do more cardio workouts? But, who has time for this? As moms, you are busy, you do not have the time, energy or patience to attempt a fat loss program that is solely based on cardio. And if you hate those workouts, how much longer are you going to keep up with it, especially if you do not see results?

Cardio is only one piece of the fat loss puzzle. When it comes to fat loss cardio's role is much less important than resistance training. More is simply not better. Cardio does very little to boost your metabolism and extended sessions not only eat up your precious time with little to show for it, but also eat up your lean muscle, slowing your metabolism to a crawl.

2. Moms are scared of "bulking up".

Just the mention of the word muscle makes a lot of women cringe. Images of huge bodybuilder-type bodies make them run in the opposite direction. Yet amidst this protest, Moms want to look lean and toned. Well without muscle, it is impossible to attain this desirable physique.

Women simply do not have the ability to bulk up. Men, however, are able to add lots of muscle because they are simply men! So Moms, unless you are taking testosterone boosting supplements, lifting heavy weights and eating about 5,000 calories a day, you will not bulk up.

3. Moms think resistance training is just too complicated.

Sure, if you are like most moms who are new to the concept of resistance training, this type of workout can make you throw your hands up in frustration! What exercise, what weight, set, super sets, repetitions, rests.... Oh my!

The best way to begin a resistance training program is to use your own body as weight. No gym membership, no fancy equipment but just a small space and a few minutes of your time.

Movements such as squats, lunges and assisted push ups are great examples of effective bodyweight exercises that any busy mom can do. Establishing a place to begin builds confidence, boosts energy levels and in turn increases metabolism. Moms naturally want to do more!

Now you understand not only the importance resistance training plays in your fat loss efforts, but also how easily it can be integrated into your routine.

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