“Strong people are harder to kill than weak people and more useful in general.”
– Mark Rippetoe, strength coach and author
This quote completely sums up my feelings on strength training (and it’s a guilty pleasure movie starring Steven Segal)
But I’ve got to tell you I get a little frustrated.
You see, after all of my years in the fitness business, I still have people tell me the reason they haven’t reached their goals is they need to do more cardio.
Well, I’m here to tell you that is just not true.
Don’t get me wrong. Working up a good sweat as you pound the pavement or hit the Stair Master can feel really great. I’m a cyclist that has racked up dozens of century (100 mile) rides. 🙂
But more often than not, if you feel like cardio is the thing that’s missing, you need to step back and look at your nutrition, sleep, and other habits. But back to my point…
Lifting weights is really the greatest thing ever.
Strength, balance, coordination, flexibility, fat loss results, and even cardiovascular health all improve when you perform a well-designed resistance training program.
To cut to the chase, this means you will look, feel, and function better. Aw yeah!
But here’s the key: You must challenge yourself.
Ladies, this means put down those little pink dumbells and grab some real weight.
Don’t worry, those heavy weights will not “bulk” you up. I’ve never seen it happen.
It will make you strong, toned, sexy and empower you to do things you never dreamed possible.
Guys, you will lose the belly and build the fit, muscular frame you want.
But where do you start?
There are plenty of online resources which will give you some direction and no shortage of gyms and exercise equipment available to you.
But, if you need more expertise and a team behind you to motivate and share the struggle, comment below, and we will work together to find a solution.
– Coach Brad