Happy 2017, amores! Hoping the new year has begun with much love and positivity. With all the new year new me energy going around we thought a push in the right direction with a little help would be appropriate for anyone in doubt and a bit apprehensive about giving a new weight training routine a go. The lovely @charlottelouisefit has posted her complete 4 week workout for January with tips and advice for weight training beginners on her blog! Click here to head over to her to have a look at her blog and here for the 4 week weight training workout guide.
Weight training is a great way to get in shape and build a fitter, stronger body. Contradictory to popular belief by people unsure or inexperienced with weight training, it will not cause females to bulk up á la Arnold Swarchenegger. Women simply do not have enough testosterone to do this. It will however, with dedication, discipline and adhering to an adequate meal plan result in a bangin’ body and better overall wellbeing and health.
It is important when commencing any new nutritional or physical exercise plan to of course consult your doctor. Make sure you are eating well and getting enough protein in your body for muscle repair and to also ensure your body will not only restore damaged muscle, but will also have the capacity to build new muscle. Standard high protein sources are meat, fish, chicken and eggs. Pulses will have the highest content for vegans. In terms of protein supplements – once you are ready to add a protein supplement to your routine – your best best is whey concentrate or whey isolate – don’t get wrapped up in protein blend protects such as diet protein supplements or mass gain type protein supplements. You just need good old pure whey protein. Vegans have the choice of protein isolate supplements from sources such as peas and hemp.
Weight training is such a complex and dynamic topic so stay tuned to our blog for future posts on this subject!
Happy New Year training, amores!