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There's one misconception that seems to prevail among fit women the most: "Lifting heavy weights makes you look bulky." This is a myth that must be busted! In reality, proper strength training does just the opposite. When you lift weights (especially the heavier ones), you're helping transform your body in two primary ways:
1. You add lean muscle mass to your frame, which requires more fuel (i.e. calories) for everyday functioning than fat. So the more muscle you have, the more calories you burn just living and breathing.
2. It takes energy to repair the muscles you break down while training, so that's even more calories burned. Strength training is also key for achieving that defined look we all want—which is much harder to get with cardio alone.
Try this workout with a challenging weight so your body has to recruit multiple muscle groups for every move. Click to the next page to get started!
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If you want to change your body, you have to challenge your body. Here's how!
If you want to change your body, you have to challenge your body. This strength plan is the perfect place to start!