Weight Lifting Tips from my Girlfriend

So it’s true, I’m finally attached. Got myself a new lady I met at the gym 6 months ago. We began training together and she wanted me to spot her during some exercises (but I know she just wanted to chat to me since I’m looking lean as heck lately! At first I questioned why she was lifting so much weight because I thought she was going to bulk up.  But man that girl sure taught me a thing or two about women and weight lifting.  You don’t bulk up and actually end up losing more fat, more weight and getting skinnier and leaner than doing any amount of cardio alone.

My girlfriend said that girls need to ditch doing high repetitions and light exercises where they’ll use 3 or 5 pound weights and do about 40 repetitions. The only way to gain muscle and get a nice lean and firm body is to be lifting as heavy as you can without hurting yourself. Do only enough repetitions until failure and you literally can’t lift one more or your hands feel like they’ll fall off.  When you lift like this, you’re helping your body build muscle. And the largest muscle group of all the body is the thighs and legs. The more you lift, the more muscle you gain, the more calories you’ll burn on a daily basis.

home gym

We also get bored of going to the gym sometimes so my girlfriend does a weight training program from home called the 21 day fix extreme which you can learn more about here. This program is designed with 7 workouts that you’ll do from Monday to Sunday.  Some of the workouts target the upper and lower body and others are focused mainly on cardio, yoga or Pilates.

When we’d train together at the gym, I’d do my own thing. But my girl asked if I would do some of the 21 day fix extreme workouts with her and I laughed a bit, thinking it’d be way easy for me and I wouldn’t get anything out of it. I couldn’t have been more wrong and her smile spread from ear to ear watching me struggle and pant, lol!

So if you want to work out from home, this 3 week at home based program is ideal for both partners or friends wanting to motivate each other, lose weight and also gain some muscle. And the best part is that the workouts are only 30 minutes long each! So there are no excuses to be made for not doing it.