As a Personal Trainer of over 10 years, and one that has trained many, many females with fat loss goals, you can bet that I’ve heard it all before.
Women that come to me wanting to lose body fat. That have been trying unsuccessfully to do it on their own, but for some reason feel that they know better than me on what they should be doing in their training sessions.
That point of contention is usually to do with not wanting to lift weights too often (or at all).
“I don’t want to get bulky”
“Lifting weights will make my thighs big”
“Why aren’t we doing cardio”
“Maybe I should just go running every day”
And the list goes on…
Firstly, the primary aim of training should be fat loss. A focus on fat loss instead of weight loss will improve your chances of long term success.
Weight loss on its own is easy. Just don’t eat much and do a lot of activity (I tried this for most my teens).
You’ll lose weight but there’s a 99% chance you’ll put it all back on and some more (because when we don’t eat for an extended period, chances are we’ll binge hard later).
You’ll also be miserable. Food is not only sustenance but an enjoyable social ritual.
Fat loss (and the ideal training to achieve it) is all about having the right plan. A plan based on the solid science of thermodynamics.
Not on the crazy whims of what goes through our heads.
Muscle is smaller than fat on a pound for pound basis.