Does anyone here lift weights? I had just started a (very basic!) routine before this programme came out and was quite enjoying it. I've never been one for cardio as I have zero motivation for it. I know HIIT is really beneficial, but I'm wondering if anyone has had success with lifting weights and/or any fitness tips in general! It's my downfall as I'm just never motivated to do it because every day is already so busy. 😔

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Danielle
about 4 years

Thank you so much for your help and advice - I really appreciate it. Looking forward to getting started again. 😊 xx

charlhath
about 4 years

I really love body pump or 21 day fix extreme by beach body for weights - great results and only half hour. You can try them on demand for free too xx

Jenhamer
about 4 years

HITT / cardio is fine just not too much as it will produce cortisol in the body which is a stress hormone. However a couple of 20 min hitt sessions a week is not going to hurt. A good ratio would be 2 HITT sessions 20-30 mins. 2 weights sessions and maybe I day of 10-15 mins steady cardio eg cycling or cross trainer followed by so core stability exercises. So that's 5 days work out and 2 days recovery. X

Danielle
about 4 years

Thank you both so much. 😃 Jen that is really great help. I was doing 3 sets of 10-15 reps and really felt like I'd accomplished something afterwards, which is a big part of exercise I think. Would you recommend doing a little HIIT/cardio as well as lifting? Would it beneficial or detrimental to my progress? Thanks again xx

Jenhamer
about 4 years

Hi I do and I used to work as a personal trainer so know quite a bit about weight lifting. Lifting weights or resistance training is definitely good for the body, especially bone health and joint health. However if I was yog I would start light and gradually increase as too much too soon will cause injury or damage. Examples are squats and lungeswith a bar or Dumbbells. Chest press, rows, bicep curls, triceps dips, deadlifts, shoulder press. Use lighter weights to start and try to do 3 sets of 10-15 reps and if you feel good after a few weeks you could try to increase the weight. However you will need to make sure you are eating really well both protein carbs and fats to make sure you are filed properly for this type of exercise. hITT is good but if you are already a healthy weight it is sometimes not great as you may loose weight you don't need to loose. Remember body weight exercises is still weight training eg press ups, body weight squats. X X

Kathryn Jane Richards
about 4 years

I do 2 HIIT classes a week that include lifting weights - the more muscle you build up the better your body works! Weights like kettle bells and a bar etc - it's a myth that you get bulky 💪🏼