Forget the bulking up, weight training helps you to burn fat and tone up & boy do I sweat during this but you know something, I actually love it. I started with a 6 kg Kettlebell, I also wear hand weights but they are only a 1lb each. I've never lifted weights before and any less and it would of been baked bin tins for me.
The first few times I did the 4 discs (not at the same time) I listened to the instructor Dasha Libin but once I got the moves down, I'll pop my headphones in and clip my little iPod shuffle onto my sports bra and workout alongside the t.v. team. I mention this because reviews online kept saying about the lack of music and that the instructor talks too much either doesn't bother me, didn't before and well I can't hear with my earphones in.
Four DVDs split into sections Power - Arms, glutes, inner thighs, obliques. Strength - Total body fat loss. Longevity - Lean legs & midsection & Diversity - Abs, arms & glutes. Each move is done for 60 seconds within a set. All week my abs have just been so tight, my thighs and arms - ow I feel the workout. I have one rest day per week and sometimes will do two in a day as these workouts are quite short and as I enjoy them I don't feel as if it's a chore.
Since starting the training my right arm is getting more toned and my left one is getting there, prior to the workout or afterwards I will do extra reps with my left arm. I joke that my right arm is stronger due to my prior excess cheese grating. I should of taken a before image, I guess I still can, even though I'm already noticing slight improvements. I think the next one I want to get is The Body Series.
Have you started any new health & fitness regime?
Looking for a new blog to read? Check out ChareeMag today.