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Benefits of Weight Lifting: 6 Ways to Get Hooked on Lifting

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Benefits of Weight Lifting

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Benefits of Weight Lifting: 6 Ways to Get Hooked on Lifting
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1. BE A CALENDAR GIRL:
Circle weddings, vacations, or any date on which you know you'll want to show off a toned body, says celebrity trainer Seven Boggs. Then mark at least two days each week when you'll lift to prepare for the event.

2. ALARM YOURSELF:
Set your cell phone to text you a reminder on strength-training days, Boggs suggests. For visual encouragement, change your screen's background to an inspiring image, like an athlete whose body you admire.

3. GRIN AND BARE IT:
"Wear shorts and racer-back tops on days you lift," says Boggs. "You'll pay more attention to your form—and even crank out extra reps—if you can see the areas you're targeting."

4. PUT A COUPLE BUCKS IN A JAR:
Do it every time you hit the weights. "After a few months of regular workouts, you'll have enough cash to buy yourself a reward, like a smaller pair of jeans!"

5. CREATE A VISUAL CUE:
"Once you notice definition, have a friend snap a photo of you in a flattering outfit and make it your Facebook profile picture," says Boggs. You'll show off your success and be inspired to stick with your routine every time you sign in.

6. MIX IT UP:
Don't let your routine become routine. Find new moves that get you toned with these Shape.com videos.

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