Is it Time to Give Weights a Chance?

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Looking for a dream body? You may be surprised when I tell you the key to finding it!

By: Betsy Stevens NCCPT
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Many women will read the focus of this article will not be able to scroll past it fast enough. So, if you are one of the ones reading it now – thank you! You are one step closer to obtaining the secret knowledge that most women won’t even give me the time of day to explain. But if I have said it once, I have said it 100 times:


Are you hesitant? Are you thinking I am crazy for telling you that weight training workouts don’t bulk up women to look like Ike the Hulk? Well by all means, call me crazy! However, I would have to throw it right back at you. I think YOU are crazy for not giving weight training a chance.

Reason #1 – The “bikini body” isn’t built on the treadmill.

Yes, weight training is the way muscle is built. However, the specific “bodybuilders physique” look is made by following a very particular workout regimen and eating plan. They didn’t get that look by curling a 10lb dumbbell 5 or 6 times. Many people assume that any weight training at all will lead to that “bodybuilder physique”. Because of this incorrect assumption, these people (maybe even you) use what I like to call the “safety net” workout equipment. That normally consists of the elliptical, treadmill, and bike, AKA the cardio trifecta.

News flash, the bikini body that everyone is typically looking for isn’t made by spending hours and hours on cardio equipment. In fact, those people that have the bathing suit bodies you envy spend very little time doing cardiovascular work. Defined obliques, rounded shoulders, and tight thighs aren’t made by going on a run or putting your elliptical on the “rolling hills” setting. No, they were made by consistent weight and resistant training!

Reason #2 –  Your future vitality depends on the choices you make for yourself now.

You may not want to fast forward and see yourself as a parent or a grandparent, but chances are it is going to happen. Some of the most common issues I see with clients is severe joint issues, knee problems, and a constant feeling of tiredness. They tell me they always feel so bad that they aren’t able to run around with their grandchildren because they have too much pain in their bodies or they are just too worn out. Weight training can prevent this from happening to you in the future!

By getting yourself on a weight and resistance training program today, you are saving yourself years of regret and pain in the future. By keeping your muscles in tip-top shape, you are also keeping your surrounding ligaments and joints in great working order. Don’t cause yourself to miss out on your future, just because your current self isn’t willing to give weight and resistance training just a little bit of your time.

Well, are you willing to try and give weights a chance? Weight lifting is a fantastic way to highlight those areas you really want to be defined on your body. Want sexy shoulders and a back without the “under bra” wings? Then get yourself into the weight room! You have my word that you won’t leave the gym with green skin that is bursting out of a ripped up tank top.

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I am NCCPT certified Personal Trainer Betsy Stevens and I train out of Golds Gym on Chapel Hill Road and Hospital Drive in Douglasville, Ga.