Women Should Only Do Cardio and Lift Light Weights
How many exercise classes have you taken where you do dozens of reps with light-pound weights in an effort to "lengthen" and "tone" your muscles? Or been told that you should only do cardio if you want to lose weight? Either of these probably won't help you achieve the results you are looking for.
"If you only did cardio, then both muscle and fat would be burned for fuel," Meghan said. You want lose fat and gain muscle. "Women that only concentrate on cardio will have a very hard time achieving the look that they want. As far as the lifting of very light weights, this is just more nonsense. Muscle responds to resistance and if the resistance is too light, then there will be no reason for the body to change."
No matter how cute those pink-coated two-pound dumbbells at the gym are, they probably aren't doing you any favors.