Sep 2, 2016

You gotta lift to Lose!

Sep 2, 2016

You gotta lift to Lose!

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Before I begin to address the importance and necessity of women lifting weights for fat loss, let me address a common fear, Weight resistance based exercise DOES NOT make women look like men and men look like bulldogs!

When I create a fat loss programme for my clients it is never complete without resistance training because it plays a crucial role in getting leaner. Resistance training transforms” soft and squidgy” into “trim and toned”, those years of stubborn tummy fat, back fat and bingo wings can be reshaped by lifting heavy weights. I have helped ladies flatten their mummy tummies by ushering them into the weights section and away from the cardio machines.

Firstly, let’s get real; no amount of time in the gym lifting weights or participating in the perfect training programme is as important as getting the nutrition right. When the fundamentals of good nutrition are applied consistently, the weight training is an equally vital part of the formula. The secret to achieving your best body is in how well you implement these elements of the programme at the same time.

There’s no question: You’ll improve body composition far more with weights than you will with cardio alone. If you go overboard, cardio can interfere with strength, power and muscle gains. However, in the right amounts, cardio and weights not only   get along well together, they’re great companions, producing the most rapid fat loss and dramatic physique transformations possible. I see this time and time again with clients who initially are fearful that I am going to turn them into muscle-bound freaks! They become amazed and sometimes addicted to the result that it produces, as they see that their shape transform into a more lean and sculpted body created by lifting weights than they ever did with cardio alone.

One reason that weight training increases fat loss is obvious but is almost always overlooked: It burns a lot of calories. It’s entirely possible for your weight training to burn more calories than your cardio, especially if you do a lot of energy-demanding exercises like squats, lunges, rows, presses, dead lifts, and other compound lifts.

An even bigger surprise is the metabolic boost. This after burn effect is becoming mainstream knowledge, often written about in fitness magazines. The truth is that weight training can produce an equal if not greater metabolic boost than cardio. There’s also a high energy cost required for repairing muscle damage from training and building new muscle. And these are only the short-term effects. There’s also the long term boost in metabolism you get from increasing your lean body mass. The higher your lean body mass, the higher you metabolic rate.

With that said, please allow me to step on my soapbox, for a minute just to reiterate this to my female readers in particular: Weight training makes the difference between the person with an ideal weight but average looking body and the person who looks cut and chiselled like a fitness model. When you have time, do weights and cardio. When your time is limited, always prioritise with weights.

Who is
Tara Grimes

Tara is one of Ireland’s top Fitness & Weight Loss Experts.

Tara is a qualified nutritionist and personal trainer who has helped transform thousands of clients in Ireland and UK and her online business is now helping many more clients across the world. She runs several online businesses from her base in N.Ireland and distributes 100,000s of her popular weight loss meals to customers across the country.

A mum of 4, who is passionate about Women’s Health and Fitness, she knows exactly how to help women of every age get Leaner, Fitter and Stronger. Tara’s companies employ top-level performance coaches and she has a team of registered nutritionists providing support for online clients across the globe. Tara has been recruited by Bluechip companies to provide in-house employee Health & Wellness packages, consulted with Government Departments on Nutrition & Weight Management and worked with professional sports teams & elite athletes improve their Performance Nutrition.

Tara has extensive qualifications including, BA(Hons) degree from University Of Ulster and MSc from Queens University, Belfast. She features in top publications and is a guest writer for many health publications.

Transforming women’s bodies and health is Tara’s specialist area. She has created an amazing community of followers and clients across the world and her Fat Loss and Fitness Programs specialise in Female Fat Loss & Health, Over 40’s Fat loss and how to manage changing hormones. Fitness programs for all levels and all incomes. She has programs to suit everyone, no matter what their starting level is at.

Her business is based entirely on the success of her clients.

*By following a plan or by following advice provided by Tara Grimes Fitness, you assume such risks and waive and release any claim which you may have against Fitness 31 Ltd. as a result of any future injury or illness as a result of the use or misuse of any program. You also claim responsibility for any adverse effects that result from the use of recipes and/or information in a plan.

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