so that you can get better results!
Only choosing cardio
You need to have a balanced training program and incorporate both strength training and cardio. I used to stick to only the cardio machines because I was afraid to incorporate weights and I wasn’t really sure what to do. I had a high percentage of body fat and very low muscle mass. If you want sexy curves, lift weights. (Do your weight training first, that way you have more more energy to lift and you won’t be so exhausted).
Not having a clear plan
So many people aimlessly wander around the gym and aren’t sure what to do. Have a plan, stick to it… consistently. Make sure you’re changing it up every 4-6 weeks to give your body something different. (Message me here if you would like help with this).
Not lifting heavy enough
When you’re first starting out, using your body weight is perfectly fine… when that gets to be easy, increase it with weights. The sweet spot is 10-12 reps. If you can’t get to 10, your weight is probably too heavy… if you can easily get to 12, your weight is too light. Lifting does not make you bulky, eating cupcakes makes you bulky 🙂 (You have to challenge yourself to see the changes your wanting to make!).
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Erica Hoese is a wife, mother of 3, fitness & wellness coach, natural figure competitor, speaker, and author based out of Minnesota.
Creator of the Fit Mom Army– her mission is to help 10,000 moms start their journey to fitness, fierceness and fulfillment… and create a life that’s Fit for Purpose.