Talk to any woman about what muscle groups she wants to work on and I bet you anything she’ll say her arms and back!
Unfortunately though, experts agree that spot training doesn’t work and no matter how much you exercise one muscle group, fat reduction tends to be spread throughout the body. BUT, another myth that is rife amongst women is that lifting weights and resistance training bulks you up. Put simply, this is completely untrue and unless you’re striving to become a bodybuilder and lifting extremely heavy weights and eating a bodybuilder’s diet, resistance training and weights will help to keep you lean and toned. We need to build muscle to burn fat and the only way to do this effectively is to incorporate resistance and weight training into your workouts regularly.
So, on this rainy Sydney day, here’s a move you can do in the comfort of your own home without even getting your feet wet…
- Using a resistance band (I use Circuband), wrap it around a piece of furniture or to your balcony railing.
- Sit comfortably on the floor with your feet flat and grab each end of the band in one hand.
- Tilt back 45 degrees and lock in your core.
- Start with your arms extended and then pull the straps back towards your chest, focusing on squeezing between your shoulder blades.
- Aim for 3 sets of 15 reps.