Weight Lifting

This Is What I Did at the Gym For 1 Year to Grow My Butt From Flat to Full

I come from a long line of flat butts. On my mother's side of the family, she and her brother, as well as her father, had less-than-full fannies. We often joke about how our backs look more like our fronts. It didn't bother me that much, although it made for baggy jeans and bikini bottoms. When I started doing more yoga and running, I thought my bum would get bigger, but as you can see from the "before" photo below, my behind was anything but round. It wasn't until I started doing CrossFit a year ago that my booty started to blossom. Before: While washing dishes recently, my husband lovingly slapped my butt. I looked at him, thinking I had a bug on my pants or something, but he just smiled. "What? Why are you smiling weirdly?" I asked. "You have a butt now," he said. "I do?!" I said exci...

Yes, You Should Be Lifting Weights – but Cardio Is Still Important

There are so many strong, powerful reasons for women to lift weights aside from just becoming strong and powerful. Weightlifting is a fantastic way to boost your metabolism, get lean, build a booty, and change your body. We love seeing the shift in mindset as more and more women are adopting weightlifting as part of their routine, but we can't totally abandon cardio! The two go hand-in-hand. RelatedSo Which Is Better For Weight Loss: Cardio or Weights? "At the end of the day, fitness is about total-body conditioning," said trainer and injury-prevention expert Liz Letchford, MS, ATC, PhD candidate. "You work so hard to make your skeletal muscles strong, so you should also care about making your heart and lungs strong." We sometimes forget that cardio is short for cardiovascular, meaning yo...

Running and Lifting in the Same Workout? Here Are the Shoes You Need

So, running shoes aren't designed for weightlifting, and training shoes aren't typically supportive enough for running, but what if you're taking a class that incorporates running and weights? Or if you're hitting the gym and you like to do a little mi...

The Exercise That Transformed This Woman’s Figure (and Booty)? Weightlifting!

@tesha_fitbaby Some years ago I didn't know nothing about the fitness lifestyle. I ate everything I wanted and even I was slim, I had no tone even no curves. Then I met this lifestyle and after few years I got a toned and curvy body that has allowe...

Here’s Exactly How You Can Eat More Without Gaining Weight

You may have noticed across Instagram several women are talking about their increased caloric intake, claiming they're eating more (a lot more) but looking lean, toned, svelte, and strong. HOW. Quick answer? They're strength training. Weightlifting. T...

Here’s Why Weightlifting Is the Key to Weight Loss

Contrary to what you might think, lifting weights doesn't lead to gained weight (generally speaking). In fact, strength and resistance training will most definitely help you slim down and change the shape of your body. Many women are scared to grab he...