Lifting weights can be quite intimidating for newbies. There are tons of weight loss workout plans, full body workout routines, and bodybuilding programs available just for beginners and if you are just starting out, this information can be overwhelming. Almost every person with ‘ certified personal trainer’ in their title is crafting a ‘tailored’ workout plan and you are the target. If you are going to start strength training, you might as well get it right the first time by going all in one one of these best workout routines for beginners.
A couple of months ago I wrote about running safety tips, an article that had been inspired by an American woman, Kelly Herron, who had been assaulted in a public restroom at a park during an afternoon run. Kelly shared on Instagram that she had taken self-defence lessons and she utilised what she had learned from the self-defence class to fight for her life during the attack. The self-defence moves that she had learned, saved her.
High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) saves time and boosts metabolism. What makes HIIT workout effective as a fat burning workout is that it produces excess post-oxygen consumption, (EPOC). HIIT increases the resting metabolic rate for the following 24 hours. This means the fat-burning party isn’t over once you step off the treadmill – it keeps going and going and going!
This week’s Fitness Chat Feature Friday is with Rochelle Louw, a Biokenist at the University of Pretoria and comes highly recommended by the Biokinetics Association of South Africa. Rochelle discusses why women should lift weights in depth, and her pints are backed by science. We are discussing why women should not be afraid to lift weights in order to change the preconceived ideas people have about women performing weight training and to bring to the forefront the benefits of weightlifting.