When it comes to exercise, many people think about running as their “go to” for fat loss. Running does work your heart (a lot actually) but, is it the best tool in your kit for fat loss? What about shaping your body into what you want it to be?
When you run, you are working your heart, but, you’re not changing the shape of your muscles at all.
If you’re wanting to lift your butt, get nice sexy arms for summer, or whittle your waistline, then your muscles are going to need some sort of resistance against them. We call this resistance training.
What kind of exercises will give you this?
Any kind of resistance pushing the muscles against something heavier, like weights, dumbbells, kettlebells, medicine balls, kicking or punching kickboxing bags and bodyweight exercises are perfect for this.
What will you get out of resistance training? Well, first why don’t we talk about what you WON’T get?
You won’t get this effect:
Lifting weights and doing...