Workouts for Women

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WORKOUTS FOR WOMEN:   Ultimate Comparison Guide

 

Women have different bodies than men, so when it comes to fitness, “workouts for women” need to be different than workouts for men as well.

Simple enough in theory, but actually finding the right “workouts for women” can be very difficult and hard.

Much of this is do to the “over the top” marketing of various “junk” products.

Also, it’s amazing how many women are afraid of weight training because they think they will get huge and look like a man.

There are lots of misinformation and obstacles that can block you even from taking the first steps.

 

So where do you start?

 

“If you find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn’t lead anywhere.” ~Unknown

 

 

Smart workouts for women

 

Goals!

 

The first thing you need to do is set some goals. Do you want to lose weight, build lean muscle, improve performance in a sport, improve your over all health, or any combination of the above?

If so, you will need to have a some sort of goal or goals to help choose from the different “workouts for women” that are out there.

 

Use SMART GOALS to begin.  What are smart goals?

 

 

Workouts for women

What are Smart Goals?

 

S.M.A.R.T. is an acronym for the 5 steps:  specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-based goals. It’s a simple tool used to go beyond the realm of the abstract goal-setting into an actionable plan for results.

 

Measurable: A goal needs a measurable outcome.  If you can’t measure it you can’t challenge it.   You need a scoreboard and scorekeeper. Numbers are an essential part of goal setting.   Put concrete numbers in your goals to know if you’re on track. A goal white board posted in your bedroom or office can help as a daily reminder to keep yourself  focused on the targeted results you want to attain.

 

Attainable: Dream big and aim for the stars but keep one foot firmly based in reality. Check and do research to get a handle on what is within reach.  This is key for setting smart goals.

 

Relevant: Do outside circumstances limit what you can do at this moment?  Take this into consideration.  Nothing permanent and change.  Just be aware of the current situation and plan accordingly for now.

 

Time-Based: Choose a time-frame to accomplish your goal and look forward to celebrating the transformation your creating!

 

 

 

Kettlebell workouts for women

 

 Are you a connector or a producer?

 

Even though I’ve never been a  big fan of “traditional” motivation techniques I definitely took note when I came across

Tamara Lowe’s book Get Motivated!: Overcome Any Obstacle, Achieve Any Goal, and Accelerate Your Success with Motivational DNA.  It was a perfect fit with working out.

 

(Note: you can probably get this FREE because most libraries have the mp3 download version)

 

First off, Tara starts out sharing  personal stories beginning with how she overcame a background of drug addiction and being a junior high school drop-out, to becoming a successful businesswoman and a mother of two “self-motivated” teen and pre-teen boys.

 

Lowe’s motivational secrets also translate well to helping children and teens realize their potential, making this book as necessary and important to parenting as to business success- important when you need to motivate them to let you work out!

 

At the core of her book is the  Motivational DNA profile that identifies what motivates and “de-motivates”.

 

It’s based basically 3 questions that form the DNA profile (much more detail in the book of course):

 

workouts for women

 

1.)    Are you a connector or a producer?

 

If you a connector you like to cooperate with people so you may like to be at the gym working in a Zumba class rather

than lifting free weights or home doing a DVD workout program by yourself.  This may sound like common sense but if you’re now aware of this hidden force it can derail your workout goals and efforts.

 

2.)  Are you a stabilizer or like variety?

 

Most people are one or the other when it comes to working out.  Some like a set routine regiment  and others get bored with doing the same thing over and over, and instead like to switch things up to stay interested.

Again simple but powerful once you’re aware of what you prefer.

 

3.)  Praise without bonus v. bonus without praise.

 

“I encourage you to read this ground-breaking book and implement the principles that Tamara Lowe teaches. You will not be disappointed; in fact, you’ll be inspired, just as I was.”

Rudy Giuliani               Former Mayor of New York City

 

Workouts for women

About The Comparison Chart

 

There are lots of workouts for women.  Many are well researched and get great results.

Others, not so such, but because of great marketing they look good.

The main thing is to just get started:  Decide on your goal is and take action!

If you stick with it you will intuitively know over time what works for you and what doesn’t work for you.

Along with taking action learn as much as you can at the same time.

 

To Accelerate Your RESULTS: Constantly Take Action And Learn As Much As You Can At The Same Time.

 

 

This formula accelerates the results you can get for yourself.  So much information changes so fast often time completely 180 degrees because of better and more research methods that it pays to stay on top of things.

 

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Some caveats…..

 

Also, I’m assuming that working out with “free weights” as well as using the “machines”, that the cost would include a gym membership of around $30.00 per month.

 

For some people like me, who feed off the energy of the gym, this is well worth it, especially because you will have access to some great equipment and can try many  different things.

Plus, there is usually a personal trainer or staff around who can help you with any questions you have.

I have a personal preference for free weights and the kettle bell and the elliptical machine for cardio. But that’s justme.  I’ve seen people get results from all different systems.

That said all the “systems” especially the complete packages are highly rated in Amazon.

 

The following chart is by no means exhaustive but it is a great start!

Types of Workouts
Weight Loss Potential/ Calories Burned Per 30 Mins (approx.)
Muscle Tone/Build
Time Factors
Yoga

The Biggest Loser: The Workout - Weight Loss Yoga
LowLowLow
Tai Chi
Step-By-Step Tai Chi
Weight Loss Potential

Low
Muscle Tone/Build

Low
Time Factors

Low

The Complete Book of Nautilus Training
Weight Loss Potential



Moderate to High
Muscle Tone/Build

High
Time Factors


Moderate To High
Kettlebell
Kettlebells for Women: Workouts for Your Strong, Sculpted and Sexy Body
Weight Loss Potential

High
Muscle Tone/Build

High
Time Factors

Low to Moderate
Free Weights
The New Rules of Lifting for Women: Lift Like a Man, Look Like a Goddess
Weight Loss Potential

High
Muscle Tone/Build

High
Time Factors

Moderate to High

INSANITY DVD Workout
Weight Loss Potential

High
Muscle Tone/Build

Low to Moderate
Time Factors

Moderate

X-TrainFit At Home Workout - Women's Complete Fitness - 8 DVDs
Weight Loss Potential

High
Muscle Tone/Build

Moderate
Time Factors

Moderate to High

P90X DVD Workout
HighModerateHigh

Zumba Fitness Exhilarate Body Shaping System DVD (Multi, Small)
Moderate to HighLow to ModerateModerate to High

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