Young Fit Woman Jumping doing exercise at personal Training session

Cardio being marketed to women…

Just doing cardio (treadmill, cross trainers, spin bikes) is a terrible way to burn body fat or get leaner because it causes metabolic adaptations that slows down your metabolism.

For a woman, we have been marketed this way, and have been over training with cardio or pure volume, and more or resent repetitive HIIT (High-Intensity Interval Training).

Strength training is great to create lean muscle and keep a better metabolic rate.

High reps such as 15 – 20 reps, have been the biggest marketing tool women have been given, yet if you worked on more weight and less reps to give your body a better adaptation, you create more lean muscle this way.

When you just work on the ‘calorie burn’ of a workout, you are not seeing the true value of working out. 

What you do a lot of, your body gets good at doing, so doing more cardio – it’s just that you get better at doing cardio only.

If you work on just cardio you build your body to work on endurance and stamina – it also aims to become efficient with calories, so it tears down muscle and it learns how to burn LESS calories over time, so you slow your metabolism down with lots and lots of cardio.

It’s not a bad adaptation – it gets you better at cardio, but if you want to have a faster metabolism so that you don’t have to work out as much to maintain your fat loss or to burn body fat – it’s a terrible approach.

Completing strength training to make the body adapt more often is more efficient…

Strength training is just that – you are building to get stronger, to get stronger you need to build more muscle, your body prioritises more muscle over being efficient with calories so you get a faster metabolism.

A faster metabolism makes fat loss easier and it makes it easier to maintain, now you’re just burning more calories just sitting there doing nothing.

Strength training irony out of all this is that women have been marketed with all this cardio and deterred away from resistant and strength training, when in fact when you live in the modern world, the thing you should focus on most is if you want to get lean and have a sculpted body, you don’t want to have to work out 7 days a week, is literally is to lift weights.

Strength training programs designed for women

Being a man or a woman – you are an individual – all that matters is – ‘is your body responding?’, it’s not about a program for a man or a program for a woman, it’s about your goals.

Each client needs to be looked at differently, especially for women when it comes to hormones and monthly cycles – it’s about working on what their needs are for that session, that week, to bring the right fit to the person, to suit THEIR goals.

Personal trainers should not put people into the same box when you work with clients individually.

Find a good coach that can help you create great muscle that helps to burn body fat without spending everyday running, riding, or doing some ‘fat blast’ workout… seriously as women, we haven’t got a lot of spare time, right?

Kerrie Fatone

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COVID-19 Notice

Continuing with regular exercise is important during these uncertain times.

In line with the Department Health and Human Services under the stage 3 restrictions it is stated on their website that :

Personal training outdoors can occur but with a limit of two participants, plus the instructor.

All group sessions are also available daily through the ZOOM platform. This platform is perfect to help keep accountability, encouragement and help to critique on the spot when it comes to training.

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