As we've heard from other fitness experts, lifting weights with a combination of cardio is a great way to lose weight, while getting your body in better shape.
FitPerez reader Jodie wants to know if lifting weights at different speeds will yield different results and wrote our favorite boxer Alex Brenes for some help! She asked:
Love that you are a new contributor on FitPerez & I am happy to say that I am going to come down and try your class at DeLaBBc.
My question is - I am an average size 27 year old who frequently lifts weights at the gym. Should I lift weights as fast as possible? Or should I slow them down in certain parts of the lifting?
According to Alex:
I can tell you fast reps with low weight will help you with definition and speed. Use heavier weights for strengthening and muscle gain. (Muscle is heavier than fat).
I hope to see you at DeLaBBC some time and keep your hands up…
Got more questions? Tweet Alex @ABrenesBoxing for more answers!
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