For the first 8 years of my career in fitness, I had the pleasure of working in a cardiac rehab program. Of all my work in the field, this was probably the most rewarding. While helping someone etch out a six pack is kind of cool, it doesn’t really compare to helping a victim of a major heart event get back on their feet.
Recently, I have been getting a fair amount of questions about in-home workouts. I have been reluctant to answer because my honest response is usually “join a gym”. Depending on where you live, there is a gym in what seems like every square mile or so. Gyms are good, even crappy ones are still pretty good because they have weights. The science says weights make you sexy and strong. My advice is usually go to where they keep weights and work-out there.
It's no secret that the weight room section of the gym is made up primarily of men. If I had to estimate, half of those men are pumping away at their arms in hopes of getting those sleeves to fit a little tighter. While this article will certainly work for them, I wanted to call on the ladies here to get them over to the iron and reap some of the awesome benefits.