More cardio is not the answer!
If you are after a lean, toned figure then doing more and more cardio is not going to get you there. To blast away that stubborn body fat, strength training is the key. Doing HIIT (high, intensity, interval, training), running, pump, spin and/or boot-camp classes 6 times a week is not the answer. More sweat does not equal better results! For the ideal body less is often more.
Lifting weights, heavy weights will help reduce body fat because the body uses more calories retaining muscle than it does retaining fat. The more muscle the more energy your body uses. Gaining muscle means you will get smaller and more toned.
Doing lots of cardio can increase your hunger, making it hard to stay in a calorie deficit. It can also fatigue you to the point of exhaustion, which mean you will move less for the remainder of the day therefor burning less calories.
Lifting weights will NOT make you big. It is incredibly difficult for females to get big from lifting weights. They do not have the high testosterone levels required to bulk up from resistance training. Lifting weights will, in fact, make you smaller. Even though muscle weighs more than fat it is much more dense, so you will find your clothes fit better and you are more shapely.
Not only will you feel stronger and more empowered but strength training increases bone density, prevents sagging with age, helps improve posture and increases energy levels.
The key steps to reduce body fat and get toned:
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