23 Nov How to get the body you want – and why hours of cardio doesn’t work!
If you’ve been pounding the pavements or spending hours on the treadmill chasing after that sexy, toned figure, then you probably don’t need us to tell you that it’s just not working.
Chances are you may have dropped a few pounds in the beginning, but then no matter how many miles you clock up, you’re just not getting a flat tum or firm bum.
If this sounds like you then it’s your lucky day because this article will change your entire approach to exercise – and ultimately help you change your shape.
Fuelling women to raise the bar
Hours of endless cardio just doesn’t work. Although cardio is important as part of an effective and balanced programme of healthy eating and exercise, running alone is not going to help you change the shape of your body.
Instead, the key to weight loss and a lean, curvaceous sex goddess body is strength training and any form of exercise that builds muscle. And that’s because muscle burns fat – the more muscle, the less fat you will have.
Now before you panic, we’re not talking big bulky bodybuilding hulks here (that’s a complete myth) we’re talking about lean muscle mass that gives you that slim, toned appearance.
Burn calories even when you’re not working out
With running and most other steady state cardio activities, your metabolism quickly adjusts to the pace and no longer needs to work as hard to burn the fat – which is why you probably saw some results at first but then weight loss will have plateaued. Any calorie burn stops the second you step off the treadmill.
Building more lean muscle through strength and weight training, however, actually boosts your metabolism. And that’s because your body needs to repair itself after a good muscle-tearing session in the gym – and to do that, it needs to burn fat.
Research suggests that your body will continue to burn calories for hours, and even up to two days, after strength or resistance training! The beauty of this approach is that you can spend less time exercising overall but get much bigger results.
Boosting your results even further
Before you run off to sign up at your local gym, there’s one more factor in the equation and that’s protein.
Most women don’t eat enough protein in their diets as it is, never mind when you throw exercise into the mix. Proteins help you repair and create muscle and are essential to fuelling your transformation. You can read more on this in our previous blog on Why We Need Protein and How Much.
Protein Princess supplements are brilliant for supercharging those muscles, boosting fat loss and improving your overall health, as part of a well-balanced diet. Our range of supplements have been designed by women, for women and are made with all natural ingredients.
So put the running shoes aside for now, stock up on protein supplements, pick up the weights and take the first steps to a sexy new you!