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#2552 – Women & Weights

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Friday 2/810/17

LADIES, WHY YOU SHOULD PUSH YOURSELF TO GO INTO THE WEIGHT ROOM

Making the giant leap to enter the uncharted territory of the weight room for the first time can be really tough, but doing so could lead to many benefits beyond just nice muscle tone.

Stuck in a cardio rut

I started going to my school’s fitness center and, like every other female there, I spent all of my time on cardio machines. I knew how to use them, I didn’t have to think, and they felt safe. I would occasionally glance into the weight room and see all of the bigger guys working out. I’d think to myself that I should start lifting weights but felt intimidated and would make my way back to the familiar cardio machines.

I followed that pattern for a couple of months until I decided that I really wanted to tone myself and lifting weights was the only way to do so. Cardio wasn’t getting me the results I was looking for and I knew that I needed a change if I wanted to progress.


Strength
Back Squats

3 Rounds
5.5.5.5
rest 30 seconds between sets of 5
rest 3 minutes between rounds

Compare to 1/16/17
and 12/7/16
Increase weight from last time if able, or if you felt totally wrecked go lighter.


WOD

AMRAP 12
5 Hand Stand Push Ups
10 Push Ups
15 Air Squats