EP40: The 3 biggest mistakes women make with exercise

Mastermind Weekend 1/16

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I'm Tina

I’m the owner of Carrots ‘N’ Cake as well as a Certified Nutrition Coach and Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner (FDN-P). I use macros and functional nutrition to help women find balance within their diets while achieving their body composition goals.


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Here are the 3 biggest mistakes women make with exercise. Do any of them resonate with you?


The 3 biggest mistakes women make with exercise

1. Too much cardio (not enough strength training).⁠

Cardio is great for heart health, therefore I definitely recommend keeping some level of cardiovascular movement in your weekly fitness regimen. However, focusing on cardio (spending hours upon hours every single week running on the treadmill, spinning, or hashing it out on the elliptical) can damage your hormones and slow down your metabolism.⁠

2. Not eating enough to fuel muscle development and activity.⁠

Keeping a low-carb, low-fat, low-calorie diet may sound like the right thing to do if you want to lose weight but that’s not always (read: usually never) the case.

If you’re not eating enough food, you’re ultimately causing your metabolism to adapt and slow down (in order to keep you alive) and can result in stalled weight loss or damaged hormones.⁠

3. Not having a plan (aka doing random movements and random workouts will get you random results).⁠

Lastly, haphazard exercise does not equal a toned physique.⁠ For example, if you’re looking to get a specific result like losing 10 pounds, gain some nicely cut arms and perhaps create a flatter belly, you’ve got to eat the foods and do the exercises that will get you the results you’re looking for. Haphazard exercise does not equal a toned physique.⁠

That is why my new strength-training program, StrongMadeSimple 2.0, is exactly what you need to get the body composition you want. No hours-long cardio sessions, no rabbit food diets, no aimless wandering in the gym.⁠

This intermediate-advanced, dumbbell-only training program has 12 workouts, 45 minutes each, broken-down into 3 phases designed specifically to increase strength, definition, and lean lines.⁠

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  1. Yes, women struggle as they workout, probably because we are still evolving to become more physcically active and strong.
    I totally agree with all above mentioned three reasons. I remember, making these mistakes my-self when I first started working out.

    We as women really need to understand the basics of nutrition and exercise first and secondly belive in our body’s strength.

    Thanks for sharing such informative content!

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