Need a plateau buster? Men and women: Increase your weight!

Men and women lifting hand weights
Contrary to popular belief, adding a couple of extra pounds on your hands weight won’t lead you to bulk up

Have you noticed that the hand weights that used to challenge you and leave you pleasantly sore after a session are feeling a little underwhelming? If yes, it may be time to increase your weight.

Different goals for men and women
My male clients, for the most part, greet this suggestion with open arms. Women on the otherhand are often uneasy with the suggestion of lifting more weight, suspicious that it will cause them to bulk up.

To these clients (and women alike), let me assure you that a couple of extra pounds on your hand weights will only help you with toning and increasing muscle definition (not bulk), which helps one burn more calories at rest (and lead to weight loss and a more toned and athletic body).

What if I do want to bulk up?
If your goal it to increase muscle mass, this can be done…and it is a purposeful program (coupled with a meal plan that increases caloric intake substatially). Before I embark on any at-home program with a client, we discuss your goals and any initial questions (and any that come up along the way).

If you answer yes to any of the following, it may be time to talk to your trainer about increasing your hand weights:

  • Your progress plateaued
  • You have never increased your hand weight
  • Your weights are no longer a challenge to lift
  • You can do endless reps

Interested in at-home training and meal plans, contact HomeBodyFit to achieve your fitness goals!



Burlington Boot Camp Starts February 22 2016
Burlington Boot Camp Starts February 22 2016

Your body learns very quickly how to handle and recover from the stress of a workout. The result? You’ll burn less calories and build less muscle. This is what’s known as “plateauing”.

So what’s the solution you ask? In order to get the most out of your workouts (and the results you desire), you have to continually switch up your workouts in order to shock your muscles and keep your body guessing.

However, this can add up to a lot of time and planning. Why not try Burlington Body Camp, where everytime you walk into a session you will be greeted with a new full body workout. Not only that, each session takes into account what you did the class before, so that all of your muscles are proficiently targeted.

“After working all day, I love that I don’t have to think about making and changing my workouts. I can leave that up to the trainers. All I have to do is show up.”
– Burlington Body Camp regular Frances Cowley

Burlington BodyCamp
Starts: February 22, 2016
When: Mondays: 7/8 p.m Thursdays: 7/8 p.m 
Where: 1160 Blair Road #11S
Cost: $200 (2 sessions/week, 9 weeks) $100 (1 sessions/week, 9 weeks)

Register online