Strength. It’s a state of mind, one that keeps us forging ahead to obtain all of our goals, desires and dreams. But strength is also a state of being – the landscape of your body that gives you the power to push yourself to limits you’ve never reached before and achieve a body you never dreamed you could have. But how, you ask, do you get there?
Here’s three steps you can take to build a leaner, stronger, better body for you.
Lift (Heavy) Weights
FYI ladies, one of the most common misconceptions in the world these days is that lifting heavy weights will turn you into those ridiculously ripped, male-ish looking ladies that grace the covers of weightlifting magazines worldwide. Truth is, lifting weights isn’t what makes those women look like that, male hormones are what make those women look like that. Lifting heavy weights is one of the fastest and most significant ways to slim down and build lean muscle mass (ya know, the kind that makes you look totally awesome and trim) on your frame. You’ll be stronger and slimmer in no time at all.
Eat More Protein
Listen, we’re ladies, we get it – our idea of losing weight and toning up involves eating a whole lots of leafy green stuff and nothing else. Well newsflash, that ain’t gonna cut it if you want to be the strongest and best you that you can be. Lean protein should be a part of every single meal you eat, every single day. Why you ask? To help aid in muscle repair, reproduce lost energy, and to help you build lean muscle that will burn calories faster. In addition to this, if you are looking to tone up your body and feel stronger you should be eating better in general. Watch your portions, eat tons of veggies, drink lots of water…and then drink even more water.
Limiting your risk of osteoporosis is one of the best ways to build a stronger body and the easiest way to do that is to up your calcium intake…and the easiest way to do that is by drinking more milk. Osteoporosis is a bone disease that increases your risk of injury and fractures that usually affects women as they age. Protect yourself now by drinking up and continuing to build strength through weight training. Your body will thank you for it in the future.