This is a common question we’ve heard time and time again. Many women and men included are put off weight training because they are afraid they’ll gain too much muscle or they think weight training does not include enough cardio. Weight training builds muscle and muscles burn calories; weight training builds a lot more muscle than cardio based training. And it takes a heck of a lot more training for the average women to look like the lady above than it would take a man to look like the equivalent.
Many people worry when they step on the scale and find they’ve gained weight. This happens because strength training can make you gain weight, as muscle weighs more than fat. But gaining muscular weight does not look the same as gaining fatty weight. It looks better, you’ll look a lot better when your arms are firm and your gut is tighter.
What people really mean, when they say they want to ‘lose weight and shape up’ is that they want to lose body fat and make their muscles firmer. They hope that by doing so they change the shape of their body from a soft and round shape into a muscular and athletic shape.
Ultimately, when it comes to losing weight the most important thing is diet. So if you’re looking to lose weight via body fat, then you need to watch what you eat. Don’t forget you can book individual and follow up sessions with our nutritionists to help keep your weight loss goals on track.