Magical Gym Workout Routines For Women To Lose Weight … And The “Secret” For Results
On this page I am going to tell you the “secret” many gym going women have found … it’s just a little secret – but it’s enough to give you the confidence you need when going to the gym.
Yes … I will let you know what my favorite gym workout routines for women to lose weight are. That will be later. Actually, there’s only one. But later. Oh yeah, it’s not really magical either.
Back to the “secret.”
I’m going to tell you how to get the kind of results you’re after. And tell you how to continue to get those results week in and week out.
Truth is … you can lose as much weight as you want … within reason.
What It Takes
Dedicate yourself to one hour a day for three days a week. That’s what it takes. Dedication.
Don’t have a full hour? Workout for 45 minutes for four days a week.
Don’t have 45 minutes? Workout 30 minutes per day for 6 days a week.
There is no reason that you can’t lose weight, get toned and feel great. Truth is, you may not even need to workout this much … at least not every week.
The big “secret?”
Workout routines designed for women to lose weight are not magical. There is no pixie dust that gets you slim and slender (unfortunately). Your thighs don’t instantly shrink. Your arms don’t instantly tone up.
Nope. It’s you sticking to a good workout routine that will get you results.
Something To Consider
A lot, and I do mean A LOT, of women workout pretty much their whole lives. However, a lot of women really don’t get the kind of results they’re looking for.
This comes down to two reasons.
Reason #1 – Lack of persistence.
You can have the best workout routine in the world and not get results. Some have great workouts but have little to show for it. Is it the the routine’s fault? Of course not. Probably not.
No, this doesn’t mean that you need to kill yourself everyday either. But you do need to be consistent.
Think of the 80/20 rule. Eat right 80% of the time / do 80% of your scheduled workouts. Stay on track 80% of the time.
Reason #2 – Lack of proper guidance.
So I said that these workout routines are not magical. They aren’t. They’re just setup and structured … for a woman. That’s really all it takes.
I mean, you can’t just go to the gym and lift weights and expect results. Not really. Not the kind of results that I know you want.
Bodybuilders don’t go to the gym without knowing exactly what they are going to be doing … sets, reps, weight, rest intervals, muscle groups, etc.
It may sound overwhelming, but it really isn’t. It just takes a plan.
And this doesn’t mean that you need to fork over $50 to a personal trainer every time you go to the gym either. But you do need a good, reliable and proven workout to follow. More on that in a bit.
Maybe you’ve looked at the information on the web. Didn’t get you much results, did it?
That’s because the web doesn’t really know what works. At least not for YOU.
Or maybe you stumbled upon a site that promotes bodybuilding for women. You know the look – buff, ripped, veins popping out.
A little scary. A little manly. Not attractive. Definitely not the way I feel women should lift weights.
Gym Workout Routines For Women Should …
Okay, so you know you need to stick to a program to get results. I know you already knew that too. But it needed said.
What about problem #2. Have you had any experience with this before? I bet you have.
How about this one … “you should build muscle to burn fat.” Have you heard this before? I have. All the gurus used to teach that. They don’t now. At least not the real gurus.
Check this out.
The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition states that one pound of muscle burns about 5 calories per day. Sounds good. But is that a good strategy to burn fat?
If you were to add 10 pounds of solid muscle (that’s a LOT of muscle) you would burn 50 extra calories a day. You’d be pretty buff, but you’d burn 50 more calories a day.
If you burn 3,500 calories you can lose a pound of fat. The math looks like this:
3,500 calories ÷ 50 calories (per day) = 70 days … over two months to burn a pound of fat. Okay … let’s try something else.
A good cardio routine will burn 500 calories in one hour.
3,500 calories ÷ 500 calories (per hour) = 7 days … one week.
Much faster. I think I would choose cardio to burn fat. You would too … right? 😉
K, so your workout can’t follow lousy advice like above. But there is more. Your workout should do quite a bit for you, actually.
It should teach you exactly what you need to do … to get the type of results you want.
- What exercises work best
- How to do those exercises
- How long to rest
- How heavy of a weight to light
- How intensely you should workout
- How often you should workout
- When you should do cardio
- How long you should do cardio
- The type of cardio you should do
- How you should eat
… all to get a slim, fit and womanly look.
Okay, so there is a lot that goes into creating quality workout routines for women.
So what is a good gym workout routine for women to lose weight? I like this one. I even wrote about it. I told you I’d get to this. I just needed you to really understand that you have to put in the work to get results.
It’s still not magical. Bummer, I know.
Really, the “secret” is in your dedication to the workout. Find one YOU like, and stick to it.
Don’t feel weird in the gym. Don’t look around while you wonder if everyone is watching you. They aren’t watching you … they’re just wondering if you’re watching them. That’s all.
Go for it. Go 100% 80% and don’t quit!
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May 12, 2014 @ 10:41 pm
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