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Incorporating weights into my usual workout routines has changed my life. I started working out a couple years ago with the goal to lose weight and look better, and although I saw progress and results, it became more about how I felt after workouts. I always had more of an energy boost, stayed in a happier mood, and was overall more motivated and joyful :)
I didn't care so much about my weight or BMI anymore (as they aren't accurate indicators if you gained muscle mass) and strength became a goal. Initially I was afraid of 'bulking up' but it's difficult to gain enough muscles to look that heavy, and you feel great and feel more defined! :)
Any suggestions for adding muscle near hip area using primarily dumbbells? I love my shoulders, but they are noticeably wider than my hips and I want to even out my physique.
@bridmaga Before you even add any weight, I suggest a very simple exercise first. Standing up, you throw a side kick, as high as you can go, keep both legs straight, and then you do circles with the kicking leg, try to keep it high, both clockwise and counterclockwise until it burns all your glutes. Then you can add weights to the legs progressively.
Inspiring! Ready... go!