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Knowing the facts: Muscle is good for you!

By excelweb | In Fitness Tips | on July 7, 2010

In my 15 years of training experience, I’ve come in contact with a number of women who swear off weights out of fear they will create bulky muscle mass.

Time to change our minds!

The key that women should keep in mind with an exercise routine is to start off slow so as not to exhaust yourself right out of the gate. Doing more reps at a lower rate will help you build lean, long muscles. And muscle is critical for osteoporosis prevention later in life.

Something additional to keep in mind is to have your body fat percentage measured before you workout every so often (we can help you out with this at Excel Fitness). Many women don’t see the pounds shed right off when adding weight lifting to their routine, but in fact gain muscle mass which in turn incinerates calories.

Shawn O’Brien

2 Comments to "Knowing the facts: Muscle is good for you!"

  • excelfitnessct says:

    July 8, 2010 at 11:22 am - Reply

    “Health is so necessary to all the duties, as well as the pleasures of life, that the crime of squandering it is equal to the folly.”

    –Samuel Johnson,
    British author


  • Kathy says:

    July 9, 2010 at 12:51 pm - Reply

    Thanks for the reminder Shawn!!! I was a little disappointed my weight stayed the same this week after returning to regular exercise…but I can already feel a difference in how clothes fit and people have noticed my face thinning. The scale is an important tool in weight loss, but not the only measurement of a healthy lifestyle.

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