Welcome to Week 24
My laptop is still broken so I am typing most of this on my iPad and there will be no new workouts this week :( I picked a few great ones from the weeks past though! I've been learning lots of great new body weight exercises that I can't wait to share with you. So be on the lookout through Facebook this week (as soon as my laptop is fixed).
Up-ing Your Game without Up-ing Weight
I posted a few weeks ago about choosing the right weight for resistance training. However, adding weight is not the only way to increase the difficulty of an exercise. You can:
Make Gains to Lose
Why do you want to increase the difficulty of the exercises? To make gains (add more lean muscle)! It takes about 10 calories a day to keep one pound of muscle alive, even if you are completely inactive. An extra five pounds of muscle can burn up to 50 calories a day. That's 1,500 calories a month! At 3,500 calories per pound of fat, you could lose 5 pounds of fat per year!
This Week's Workouts
Finally, below are this week's workouts. You will need a set of dumbbells for each workout. Click to find out how much weight you should be lifting.
"Use the body you have to build the body you want!" -You Are Your Own Gym by Mark Lauren
And remember, YOU are STRONGER than you think!
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