My take on cross fit type exercise/weights etc....
I have nothing bad to say about those exercises, but I have to be honest, I don't do them. So when people tell me I HAVE to lift weights, or want to vomit at the end of my workout etc.... to lose weight or build muscle, I show 'em "the gun show"! LOL! And I tell them I lost 55 lbs with ONLY doing ZUMBA! You can't argue with me about THAT! I don't do a lot of other things to avoid the risk of injury and not being able to teach. Plus, after Zumba my muscles are sore. I need to recover before the next class. I recently added push-ups (done from the wall or counter top. picture and instructions below) to give my arms more definition. I find the squats and lunges that are a part of my Zumba routines build great muscles in my lower body. Dancing naturally works your core. I NEVER do sit-ups or weights, yet I have muscles bigger and more defined than some men!!
.....That said, Do what works for YOU! I encourage EVERYBODY to build muscle, so weights or boot camp or kettle bells are good TOO! I suggest that you pick something that you enjoy (at least some aspects), because will power will fade if you dread it. There are SOO many FUN ways to get fit! Don't believe people who tell you "their way" is the only way, or the best way. The BEST fitness program is the one you stick with and do consistently.
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