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3 Tips for Women from Antoniette Pacheco

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Photo courtesy of: dianesera.com

Antoniette Pacheco and her boyfriend Frank Medrano were interviewed together last year for Fitness Magnet. Frank Medrano translated the article into English on his Facebook page, and I recently came across the article. One of the things that I wanted to share from the article was Antoniette’s answer to the question, “What 3 tips would you give a woman wanting to get “lean”/weight loss?” I thought her answer was really great and I was most intrigued by her support of doing sprints opposed to long distance running.

I plan to give this a try for a while to see how I like it. Has anyone else used sprinting as a cardio workout? any tips or comments about it? Well I would love to hear others thoughts on the matter but in the mean time, here are Antoniette’s 3 tips in regards to the question above.

“Eat clean – Us women store food differently than men. It’s even more important to eat clean so that our bodies don’t store fat. That doesn’t mean starving yourself either! I am eating consistently throughout the day to speed up my metabolism, as well as feeding my muscles for growth and repair. More muscle means less fat.

Lift heavy weights – Lifting heavy weights will build muscle, burn fat, and increase athletic performance. It’s the sure-fire way to not just get lean, but to be strong!

Sprints- Burns fat and speeds up metabolism faster than long, slow, boring cardio. It also increases endurance, which helps with other forms of training that you do, and the results are quicker too.”- Antoniette Pacheco

This excerpt was taken from Frank Medrano’s Facebook page and can be found here, if you would like to read the full article.

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Workout Mix-up

Some of the best advice I have ever read about working out was that when choosing an exercise, you should choose something you enjoy doing opposed to something you find boring. I hate walking on a treadmill or using an eliptical for longer than 20mins. However I love to play and to do things crazy challenging just for the heck of it because I think it’s fun!

Lately, instead of just doing my eliptical workout I like to include some type of Bootcamp style routine into my workouts. For me they are a fun challenge and help me to stay interested because nothing is the same, not to mention they usually work up a greater sweat for me.

For routine ideas I recently started using the workout schedule below, that I happened to find on another blog titled “Messy Artist“. There are pictures included of each of the workouts and sometimes I switch up the workouts from other days. Overall I have greatly enjoyed using the routine and I usually can do the exercises right in my room which is really convenient.

I am also sharing a video that I find truly motivating. I have decided that I am going to watch this video everyday just to motivate myself. Hopefully you will find it just as motivating because these ladies are awseome!!

Enjoy!

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