The best part of my fitness regimen is strength training. I love the idea of building muscle with exercises that include a little cardio. My strength training equipment includes dumbbells and kettlebells. The most effective way to continue the build as I am learning is to increase my weights. I am up to 20lb dumbbells and a 25lb kettlebell.
Some of the benefits of building muscle:
- Burns fat
- Reduces stress
- Burns more calories
- Circuit training with weights brings results within weeks
- Gives me more energy and increases confidence
- My clothes have a more comfortable fit
The results improve over time and it helps with maintaining my diet. Each week I try to incorporate weights as much as I can to maintain my muscle mass. One benefit I find with strength training is using my core on every exercise. My core muscles are a lot stronger than when I started 61 weeks ago. You can start off with lower weights and increase over time as you get more comfortable. For my home workouts, I use YouTube. If you have Xfinity cable, you can use voice remote feature to search for YouTube. It is easier to work out from home if you can view from a tv vs. phone, tablet or laptop. It’s free and with consistency, you will start to see results in four weeks.