Is it too late to start weight training? NO!
Am I too old to see a difference? NO!
Will weight training only benefit my muscles? NO!
Follow along with this fabulous 58 year old woman, as she shows you that it is never too late to start weight training. She is going to be sharing with you about her #bodygoals for stronger muscles and a more toned body. Bonus, not only will her muscles get stronger and more toned, but bones require the impact of weight training to get stronger too. . . . if not, she could actually look like the grandmother she is. Yes believe it or not, she is a grandmother of 2 fabulous grand babies and doesn’t look like it, but she wants to gain strength in her body that she currently does not have. Read her quote below about why she wants to be a part of the FitFabTransformation:
“Healthy, active, cardio lover [avid skier too, I know I’ve seen her] who realized grand babies can get really heavy, very quickly. I needed to change my workouts to keep up. Anytime I ever lifted weights before, I would hurt my back and then give up on them. My workouts with Christie are amazing, because the only thing on my body not sore [yes, she said she found muscles she never knew she had . . . ] is MY BACK! One thing for sure, I would have never worked this hard doing it on my own, because I didn’t know the proper form, now . . . . LOVE IT! ADDICTIVE! #nevertoolate” by Beth as part of the FitFabTransformation
She began her very first workout this last week and knew nothing about the proper form in weight training. That is a big problem for most women, and why so many get injured so easily. Also many women I have trained over the years shy away from weights because they are intimidated by the unknown of a strength training workout because they fear the will get too muscular. That is why I have started this FitFabTransformation to help women realize it is never too late to start, but you need to follow along and be educated on the proper form. Also, unless you plan on lifting really heavy weights + take supplements, you will not get too muscular, our bodies are just not designed that way. We have so little testernone compared to men, and as we age, our levels drop even more. So, let’s begin on this journey together with Beth!
First, how about you? What body transformation, nutritional goals and/or inspiration are you wanting? Be a part of the FitFabTransformation Community by following along on the FitFabForever social media accounts, blog posts, or email me and share with me and the other FFF Community your #bodygoals or maybe #nutritionalgoals! 🔆Did you know that when you share your goals with someone else, your chances of succeeding more than double! So come join us, see below⬇️
Beginners Guide to Upper Body Workout
IMPORTANT: When doing an upper body workout, your form is extremely important in order to protect your neck and back from injury. Keep this proper form the entire workout! ALSO, do what Beth does, stand in front of a mirror (even the reflection of a TV works) to watch your form.
1️⃣Keep slight bend in knees
2️⃣Tilt your pelvic area (think about rotating your pelvis forward by tucking your booty in)
3️⃣Posture – keep your shoulders back and relaxed away from scrunching up towards ears
4️⃣Keep core tight by contracting ab muscles
5️⃣Breathe do not hold your breath
DO: 3 sets of 10 reps, begin with a very light weight like, 3 lbs. to begin just like Beth and then increase weight once you can complete 3 sets of 10 reps and keep your body in proper form, like the above description ⤴️
PUSHUPS: Start with the women’s pushup, like Beth. She did 3 sets of 10 pushups but only lowered 1/2 way to the ground. Her arms and core are not strong enough yet to do a full womens pushup. That is ok, you must start somewhere, and better to do that with good form, than full pushups with bad form.
FORWARD BICEP CURL:
OUTWARD BICEP CURL:
Beth is on her way to an amazing #bodygoal of getting stronger, what about you? What’s your goal? Get ready to follow along on Beth’s journey and watch as she transforms her body! #strongnotskinny .
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Let’s Go & Get Ready for Your FitFabTransformation!
Christie , “your personal trainer to Get Fit & Stay Fit”