Worried about growing he-man muscles? You may be dudding yourself out of the best fat burning ever, says PT Natalie Carter


5 weight training moves (borrowed from the boys) - PHOTO - Women's Health & Fitness

1. Get out of the cardio area and on to the weights floor

I very rarely see men doing extended periods of cardio on machines like the treadmill, stepper or cross trainer. Men are usually found in the weights area and this is something us girls need to factor into our training plans. Your body will not change shape from doing hours of cardio. You need to build lean muscle mass and burn fat through lifting weights or performing resistance exercises.  Sounds simple, right? Well that’s because it is.

Man up: By simply adding three-to-four weight training sessions and performing two cardio (high intensity interval training sessions) per week, your results will change dramatically. Your posture will be better, your core stronger, and any wobbly bits will firm up as if by magic.