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Myths About Strength Training


Strength training is an important part of any road to fitness. But don’t be fooled by the myths:


•Spot reducing. While it would be nice if tons of crunches would help you lose belly fat, that just isn’t the way it works. Your body will burn fat off in a relatively even process — in time, all of your problem areas will improve.


•Getting bulky. Some people are afraid to strength train because they don’t want to “bulk up.” Strength training doesn’t have to result in big, bulky muscles.


•Use light weights and lots of reps.Though this often is recommended for weight loss, it’s not necessarily true. Your best bet is a weight that’s heavy enough to require effort, yet still light enough for proper form. Depending on the exercise, 8-12 reps are usually appropriate for weight loss.


•No pain, no gain. While some soreness is expected after a new or particularly strenuous routine, you don’t have to hurt for exercise to be effective. Take it slow. Listen to your body. If you’ve been doing your strength routine for a while and you no longer have muscle soreness, that doesn’t mean the routine isn’t doing your body good. It means you’re body is healed and stronger. Steadily increase your weight resistance to continue to get stronger and progress in your goals.  


I always say Honor your Body!!! Do what YOU feel comfortable doing! 


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I am 35 yrs. old -a Wife and Mother to a Beautiful Boy and my Rainbow Baby Girl. I am a dance and fitness instructor. I own a fitness studio where I offer a variety of fitness classes in the evenings. I recently have become a FULL TIME Fitness Coach after 3+ years of working as a Day Care Assistant after having my Son and leaving my Emotionally Taxing Case Management Position. Fitness is my passion! I love to work out on my own AND with others! Throughout my both of my pregnancies I continued to work out on my own and with Beachbody programs, live my dream of being a work from home mom (for most of the day), and teach at my studio (and other locations) in the evening. After the birth of my son I have worked hard to get my pre-preg. body back. Shaun T's T25 was initial program and then Tony's P90X3 BOTH which I loved the short affective times because with having a newborn baby that was EXACTLY what I needed. I know and understand the self discipline it takes to achieve your desired goals and I am still on that path and have my struggles as everyone else does! I love to offer my support to my clientele with group fitness classes I offer in my community and I feel we work as a team all together to HELP each other. I LOVE offering my support via the web too as I REACH other people that I can't physically see. IT IS AMAZINGLY rewarding and I can't imagine NOT doing what I do! Im currently on my postpartum journey once again and so GRATEFUL and BLESSED to live this healthy lifestyle, lead by example for my family, and support others on their journey too!

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