So you don’t like lifting weights?

If I had a dime for every time I heard someone, usually a woman, say she doesn’t like lifting weights, I’d have…oh I dunno, a few bucks? Okay, I am far too honest and that falls flat, but you know what I mean!

I kept thinking, gee, I gotta find a way to help this person with their desire to exercise but obviously weights can’t enter into it.

And then it hit me. That’s dead wrong!

What does lifting weights mean to you?

Most people have a picture in mind of what lifting weights means and I would argue that they are limiting themselves and causing themselves to be turned off to something that should be wonderful by imagining something awful.

For example, most women think of tiny pink weights and high reps. Boring! And they do this because of the fear that if they pick up anything heavier, they will “bulk up”. Just like that. As if that were possible!

Meanwhile, most men are desperately trying to “bulk up” by focusing on the mirror muscles, are causing injury, using poor form, and totally neglecting legs and all the “walking away” muscles. Sorry, guys, but it’s far easier to check you out as you’re leaving so this does matter. Plus, oh yeah, health and balance, anyone?

What should lifting weights mean?

A well designed program should be fun and also challenging, something you look forward to, and something that improves the overall health of your body, not to mention performance in any other area you are interested in. You a runner? You’ll run better. I promise.

Working out with weights will help you maintain bone density. This is no joke, people. Start yesterday. It will also protect you from injury. You are gonna pick up that kid or bag of groceries or try to shove your luggage into the overhead compartment and wrench your back, neck, hamstring, or cause a hernia.

A well designed weight lifting program

I have bought many programs in the last few years and before that, I worked with trainers or, mostly, like most people, “wung it”. My results in the 2 last years have been nothing short of phenomenal. I am 47 years old and have just won my 4th competition so I think I’m not the only one who appreciates these results. The programs I endorse are here. These are guaranteed to get you results and to be fun, motivational, fit into your lifestyle, increase health, and teach you to fly. Oh, well, okay, maybe not the last bit.

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