Weight lifting is recommended as an integral part of women’s physical workout and not only for those who are into bodybuilding.
When engaging in weight lifting, you get to tone your body and achieve the figure that you want.
Not only does it make your core strong, you also develop leaner muscles. But as with other kinds of workout routines, women who do weight lifting may be making mistakes they are not aware of.
Even though they may appear to be negligible, if you want to achieve optimal results, you should avoid these common mistakes.
Mistake 1: Not Eating Well While Weight Lifting
So you are serious with your weight loss routine and you now have a combination of cardio and weightlifting exercises. The tendency of most women is to cut back on their eating drastically thinking it will help with weight loss.
Although there is truth in this (calories in, calories out), it is not a good thing to deprive your body of essential nutrients.
Keep in mind that when you engage in lifting weights, you also need to have the right diet plan. It is completely useless to just have physical workouts without a diet plan.
Instead of consuming foods high in oil, fats and sugar that can be unhealthy in huge portions, update your diet and eat a lot of plant based food.
Eating the right food will aid in achieving your health and fitness goals.
Mistake 2: Having the Fear of Lifting Heavy Weight
Some women are not drawn to weightlifting simply because it is really not easy especially when you have to lift heavy weights.
When one looks at men who are doing it, there may be thoughts as to whether it is safe or even if it should be done in the first place.
But with the help of a certified professional trainer, you should feel more confident to push yourself past your comfort zone. If you are committed to shaping certain parts of your body, pick up those heavy weights.
You won’t regret it.
However, before attempting to lift heavier, make sure that you have a certified personal trainer who can assist and teach you the right way of doing it.
Mistake 3: Neglecting Other Parts of the Body When Weight Lifting
Sometimes, we women get so focused on building a particular body part (e.g. glutes) we neglect others. If you really want to have a stronger and leaner body, you should think about total body training.
Consider split training which focused on a different body part every day of the week. This technique will give your body a fit and well balanced look.
Mistake 4: Toning Up Without Undergoing Weight Training
Some would think that they can tone up their bodies with just a calorie deficit from eating less. Doing this alone will not be sufficient especially if you want to achieve that sexier, leaner body and you want to make your body stronger.
It is always a combination of healthy diet, exercise, adequate sleep and drinking plenty of water just to name a few.
Even if you are exercising with cardio, it wouldn’t be sufficient if you really want to shape your body. Weight training will take care of that. Lift heavy weights to achieve the tone you want.
Things to Keep in Mind
Before you engage in a challenging workout like lifting heavy weights, there are some important to keep in mind.
First, you cannot do this alone. You should have a certified personal trainer assist and teach you.
Accidents may happen especially if you do it the wrong way. Always put safety first and buy the necessary gear like weight lifting straps.
Another thing to keep in mind that is that you need to have a good diet plan that will not deprive your body of the essential nutrients that your body requires in order to replenish the energy stores used during a tough workout.
Do you lift heavy weights?
Gregory is chief editor at ConstructMuscles.com. He spends half of his time writing on his blog and the other half being physical fitness trainer. Believing in the great benefits of bodybuilding and fitness to the body, he has been motivated to become a fitness enthusiast. Stay Connected to him on Twitter
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4 Replies to "How To Avoid Common Weight Lifting Mistakes"
Paul March 6, 2017 (3:58 am)
Number two is bang on. I’ve been training with my Mrs for the past few weeks and when she looks at the squat rack, she shakes her head. I say “You can do this!” and she generally does.
March 12, 2017 (7:13 am)
This is a great article – so many ladies don’t eat ENOUGH for their training to see results or don’t lift heav enough!!
kelly scott June 19, 2017 (1:58 am)
Totally agree with the idea of not weatting enough, we can get into the quality of food and certain types of food, but in the end if you’re not getting enough calories to sustain your workload, then that, to me, is the biggest mistake of all
CASEY DAVIDSON March 13, 2018 (8:26 am)
Totally agree with you, weightlifting is never easy, you just have to be at your best to push the limits everyday. Hope you will write more about it.