Let’s face it, fit looks good on a woman. Women today don’t want to just be skinny, they want to be fit. Fitness for women today focuses on being strong along with having a tight body while maintaining their feminine attributes. Here are some strategies any woman can do to get fit.
Ways To Stay Motivated
Some women get bored doing the same routine over and over again. Not only do they get bored but the routine fades in its overall results which further causes motivation to wane. The solution is to mix things up by modifying the workouts. For those who are lifting weights, it is simply a matter of mixing the amount of weight being used, the intensity of the workout, and a number of sets being done.
If one day you workout using the usual amounts of weight and do the normal amount of sets then on the next workout, you should increase the amount of weight while reducing the number of sets. On another workout, you can decrease the amount of weight but do a full extra set. In another workout, if you usually take a minute to rest between sets, you can increase the intensity by taking only 30 seconds between reps to keep the heart rate up.
Making basic changes like these keeps the workouts interesting. Because it is a change in routine, when doing the exercise you have to give more thought to what you are doing and this all lends itself to getting above average results from the workouts.
Never Let The Body Know What’s Coming
The body is designed for efficiency. This is often a good thing but when it comes to exercise, it can interfere with results. The problem is that by nature we are creatures of habit. We get into doing the same routine and it feels comfortable to us. But the body will soon adjust to this routine and the overall results will reduce. The key to overcoming this is to regularly surprise the body by doing an unexpected workout. Many women will only do cardio because they think it is the best for weight loss. Adding in weight training is a great way to change things up and shock the body.
For those ladies who already use both cardio and weight training, start having an occasional workout that includes both during a single workout session. So instead of doing one type one day and the other type another day, do some cardio and then weight training and then more cardio and again more weight training all in the one session.
Great fitness for women is a matter of having a basic plan for how to get the results they want with a combination of cardio and weight resistance training. The next step is to make sure to never fall into a routine for more than a few weeks.
To keep the workouts interesting and effective, it is necessary to change things up. It doesn’t need to be drastic changes. Simply increase the intensity or add more weights. Another great way to keep the workouts getting great results is to sometimes have the workouts include both cardio and weight training in one session.