Workout Wednesday: Strength Training At Home

It’s no secret that I love Tone It Up workouts! I love these ladies because they have these kick butt workouts and provide a lot of stuff for free. Hello! These a great workouts you can watch on YouTube!
On the days I don’t feel like hitting the gym, I do their workouts. I purchased the DVD at the beginning of the summer and I love it. It was seriously the best $50 I spent because I have noticed a difference.

Missed my 5am workout this morning cause I was tired but I still HIIT it up with #tiuteam workout. #fitfluential #sweatpink #toneitup #ffcheckin #training #workout

I know you always see me posting the pictures and talking about beach barre, sunkissed abs or my hula booty.  I’m not that into myself to speak like that but I’m that serious about my workouts! On the days I don’t do Group Power, you will find me doing a beach barre workout which is basically a strength training workout. I LOVE IT! Here is a similar workout they have for their bikini series:

I do this videos because it gives me structure. I’m a person who needs a lot of that. I know the exercises to do on my own but this just helps.

So what is strength training?

Strength training is a type of physical exercise specializing in the use of resistance to induce muscular contraction which builds the strength, anaerobic endurance, and size of skeletal muscles.

And how does that help me?

  1. You’ll be stronger.
  2. Muscle helps burn fat.
  3. You’ll get tone and lean.
  4. Burn some serious calories with the after burn.
  5. Build stronger bones.
  6. Build a stronger core which will help exercise become easier!

The health benefits go on and on but this is why I like to strength train.  I’m not an expect or anything, but I think everyone should have strength training in the routine 2-3 times a week.  It’s the perfect compliment to cardio for better overall fitness.