Many women join Reading fitness classes in Berkshire for different reasons but the most common one is to lose weight. Other reasons may exist such as toning, fitness and social benefits but weight loss is often the driving factor. Many of our clients at our weight loss Reading fitness classes have enjoyed amazing results in as little as six weeks in the classes.
In this blog post we are going to look at the important factors in how women specifically lose weight and how you too can maximise your fat burning efforts.
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In some ways, women’s fat loss may be very different from that of men. Women have less muscle mass than men, which means that they also have a slower metabolism. We try to increase our clients’ metabolism through intense exercise on our Reading fitness classes. What is more, women have a different hormonal system that puts them at a disadvantage when it comes to burning fat. To address these issues and maximize your fat loss potential, it would be very helpful to take the following steps:
Firstly, exercise regularly. Ladies that attend our exercise Reading fitness classes burn on average over 500 calories in a single hour. This is dramatically more than you would burn in most other forms of exercise. We use running drills, body weight exercises and circuit exercises to ramp up the client’s metabolism and maximise the fat burning effect.
Get your nutrition right
Secondly, eat enough protein. This is something we always have to tell our female Boot campers in Reading. Protein is essential for fat loss. Even though people think that simply creating a calorie deficit is enough to lose weight, it’s not at all true if you want to maximize fat loss. Protein will help you preserve your muscle mass and make sure that your body will get the energy it needs from your fat reserves, instead of breaking down your muscles. Try to eat at least 0.5 – 0.8 grams of protein per pound of body weight every day. Additionally, there are many more advantages in increasing your protein intake. According to a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, including more protein in your diet can reduce hunger and increase satiety. The mechanism behind this phenomenon is to do with the fact that protein decreases the levels of appetite-stimulating hormones in the brain.
Finally, you need to include some resistance training into your routine. Anyone who attends our Reading fitness classes will automatically be exposed to some serious resistance training usually in the form of kettle bell exercises such as squats or band exercises. Weight training is the key to women’s fat loss. Unfortunately, it seems that the majority of women are afraid of strength training, because they think that it can make them bulky and masculine. The truth is that as a woman it would be almost impossible to build huge muscles, through weight training. This happens because women don’t produce enough testosterone and growth hormone, which are very important hormones for building muscles. Don’t be fooled by the appearance of female body builders. These women usually take anabolic steroids and other drugs to look the way they do.
If you follow the weight training we show you in our Reading Exercise Classes, you will simply get a toned and firmer body. There is no reason to be afraid that you are going to end up looking like a man! By engaging in strength training while you are losing weight, you will be able to maintain your muscle mass and change your body composition. This means that you will decrease your body fat percentage, lose inches off your waist and even get a cellulite-free looking body!
If you’re not sure about doing this by yourself and want the help and support of a qualified team of instructors then come down as our guest to Peak XV Fitness Bootcamps.
Sign up at www.peakxvfitness.com/bootcamps and get your free week guest pass to our Reading fitness classes.