Strength training. It’s not just for meatheads anymore.
If you want to lose body fat and gain muscle mass, move heavy weight.
If you want to improve your metabolism, move heavy weight.
If you want to look good naked, move heavy weight.
If you want to skyrocket your self-confidence, move heavy weight.
What’s “heavy” will depend on your experience level and progression but know that if you only keep lifting the same light weights, you won’t continue to get stronger and the improvements you did see when you started lifting won’t continue. The body constantly adapts and gets stronger and so we must continue to stretch ourselves and see what’s possible. In other words, tiny dumbbells aren’t gonna cut it. Yes we all need to start somewhere but the key is not staying there long.
Bottom line: if you’re trying to come to a healthier body comp, focus on your performance. Challenge yourself. Lift heavy weights a few times a week. The body you want will come as a result of focusing on the right things like nourishing your body, sleeping plenty, moving smartly and taking time to relax and destress.
Here’s me doing some heavy front squats for sets of 2. It doesn’t take much. This medicine is powerful and efficient!