I know, it might be challenging enough to just squeeze in the cardio you require each week—but now it is time to take things to the next level by working in resistance or strength training 2 or 3 times each week. Here’s what you are missing otherwise.
Tone, Tighten, And Sculpt
While the pounds may be flying off, if you don’t add in a bit of resistance training—you may still find yourself unhappy with your shape. The way to refine your body is by adding head-to-toe strength training. This will tone your muscles, tighten your jiggly spots, and with a hardcore commitment can sculpt your body.
You’ll Burn More Calories
Don’t worry, you don’t necessarily have to work out longer—just mix a few new exercise or activities in. As an added bonus, focusing on your larger muscle groups always burns more calories.
You’ll Feel Stronger
Your first goal is likely to feel lighter, but don’t underestimate the importance of being and feeling stronger. Not only does this boost your confidence, but a stronger body is a healthier body.
Last but not least, strength and resistance training doesn’t have to be extreme—and can be complete with light weights or using your own body as resistance.