Shape up with free weights!

February 6, 2008 5:04:01 PM PST
As we get older, you may notice it gets harder and harder to get rid of the fat around the mid-section. Lorrie Sullenberger was here to help us get a flatter stomach. She is a fitness expert and owner of Fit and Fabulous Outdoors Personal Training.

Fitness Expert Lorrie Sullenberger shows us how to tone up that middle section:

  • Weight gain around the middle is based in hormonal shifts. It is real and number one complaint of the women in our gym.
  • Most dangerous kind of fat because it is more directly related to heart disease.
  • Find out what your BMI is. It is a calculation that tells you your risk based on the relationship between your height and waist measurement.
  • Most women lift weights that are too small. If you can talk easily you are not getting the maximum benefit out of the exercise.
  • If you have been lifting the same weight for a long time your body has adapted. Change it by increasing the weight, do more repetitions, go slower.
  • You will not bulk up. How we build muscle is based on our genetics. Most women do not have enough testosterone in their body to get bulky.

Tools Lorrie had:

    5 lb. hand weights
    8 lb. hand weights
    10 lb. hand weights
    Weighted jump rope
    Yoga mat
    A colorful weighted hula hoops to make it fun

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About Lorrie Sullenberger:
She is the creator of Fit and Fabulous...Outdoors! television show, is inspiring women form all fitness levels to discover a more exhilarating life through incorporating the outdoors in their quest for better health. Lorrie is certified through the American Council on Exercise and has owned and operated a women's gym. "Most women know that they need to do some kind of exercise" that is not the issue, Lorrie says. It's the inspiration to get out there and start. I want to reach out to women who think their weight is hopeless, give them some inspiration and show them how they can get Fit and Fabulous...Outdoors too.