Happy Wednesday Squadies! Today I will be talking about a VERY important topic when it comes to working out; weight lifting! The truth is, a vast majority of us are actually doing it WRONG! I know what you are thinking – how can I be lifting weights wrong?! In order to get the best results and to avoid injury there are a few techniques and tips you should follow to ensure your success! Now let’s dive into why you’re probably lifting weights wrong!
You’ve probably seen it many times before – you head into the gym, look over to the weights section and there you see it, a line up of people lifting heavy weights with slow movements. Although they may look pretty cool while doing it, the truth is this is NOT the most efficient way to workout! If you are looking for that sculpted and toned physique – THERE IS A BETTER WAY! Unless you have HOURS to spend in the gym each and everyday and tons of equipment then you are not gonna see these results with that weight lifting routine! Especially now that gyms are still closed and most of us don’t have access to the amount of equipment we would need!
Okay so now you understand why you’re probably lifting weights wrong – but how should you be lifting?! What is the right way?!
- Higher reps
- Higher intensity
- Lower weights
Following these 3 tips will allow you to see the results that you want to see! Now let me explain why. First of all, when we are working at a higher intensity with more reps, we are elevating the heart rate. When our heart rate is elevated AND we are lifting weights, we are burning fat AND building lean muscle!
Why use lower weights?
When using lower weights, first and foremost, we are able to have the proper form while doing higher intensity movements aka, lifting faster. This is SO important because if we are not lifting weights in the proper form, we risk injuring ourselves or targeting the wrong muscles all together. Although it may seen easy the first few reps, lifting lighter weights for a higher rep at a faster pace WILL burn and you WILL feel the effects during and after your workout!
Don’t get caught up in the idea that you must lift heavy weights in order to get toned and sculpted! Follow these tips and start seeing the results you want today!
Where do I Start?!
Lets start sculpting and toning today! Want to start getting toned the RIGHT way?! Check out this leansane back and arm toning HIIT! All you need is a set of dumbbells anywhere between 3 and 10 lbs depending on your level! If you don’t have weights, grab some water bottles, cans, or tins and start lifting weights the right way!
I am SUPER excited to announce that this workout is EXACTLY like the dumbbell lean finishers you will receive when you sign up for the 30 day summer challenge with the optional dumbbell finisher add on!