If you want to add sexy curves to your body, you need not be afraid of heavier weights.
Don't worry, you are not going to bulk up and begin bearing resemblance to Vin Diesel, as women simply do not have the testosterone in their bodies to be able to do this.
The problem with pink weights is that for most of you, they aren't challenging! So next time you're in the gym, pick up a ten pound dumbbell or if you're really ambitious, go for fifteen.
Weights have the power to completely transform your body. They will make you a smaller, yet curvier version of your body now.
Next comes cardio.
Women have this tendency to just gravitate towards the cardio section of the gym.
This is something that has to change. Think about how many hours of your life you've spent on that treadmill, stairmaster or elliptical machine. Do you really look that much different because of it? I'm guessing probably not.
The truth of the matter is that your body will quickly adapt to all that cardio training that you are doing.
The secret is changing the format of your cardio from that of a comfortable steady-state session to one that's composed of high intensity intervals that will really kick you out of your comfort zone - and blast away body fat as well.
This is by far a more productive form of cardio to be doing so rather than wasting another hour of your life not really getting anywhere, next time you're in the gym for cardio, do twenty minutes, alternating thirty seconds going as hard as you possibly can with a minute and a half at a much easier pace to recover.
Stick with it for one month however and you will be extremely happy you did.
Now. Bring on the carbs.
The key thing to remember with carbohydrates is that they are not necessarily 'evil', so long as the portion size you eat remains under control and you are timing them properly.
To have carbohydrates working most effectively for you, it is critical that you time them before and after your workouts. This is when your muscles are going to need the energy and will rapidly soak them up!
So if you're craving a bagel, have at it, but enjoy it right after you've finished a hard lifting session, as described above.
Get rid of your fat phobia.
One critical thing that many women do not understand is that in order to lose fat, they must eat fat.
How many times have you reached for the cookies on the shelves, solely because they were 'fat-free' so you thought they'd be a safe dieting food? This was a terrible mistake.
When you remove the fat out of products, often times manufacturers will begin to add in extra sugar to make up for the taste.
Newsflash. Extra sugar sends insulin levels skyrocketing and guess what insulin is? The fat storage hormone.
So, what you need to do is try and minimize the amount of insulin surges you create throughout the day, while staying within your total calorie budget.
Do this and you will have your best defence against warding off both hunger and fat gain.
Now, guess which macronutrient has the least effect on insulin levels? That's right - dietary fat.
So do not be so scared of consuming fat in your diet. It will help you deal with hunger and help your food taste better.
Work Those Glutes
Finally, the one body part that most women usually will say they want to improve upon is their glutes.
That curvy, sexy backside appearance tops the list of many gymgoers and in order to achieve this you are going to have to be doing the right exercises.
Concentrate on adding heavy-weight lunges, one legged squats, hamstring curls and ass-to-the-ground squats into your program.
These are your fast track to a great behind. You can do all the cardio you want to try and get it, but unfortunately, all that might do is make you a smaller version of your exact same self.
If you want to change the way you look, then you need to change the way you train.
So next time you pass by one of those covermodels and start dreaming about what it would be like to have that body - make it a reality for you.