I've been doing paleo for about 5 months now, and have been seeing a kettlebell and strength trainer since November. For a bit of background, I am female, 25yo, 168cm, 67kg, healthy and relatively fit - but very weak! And I've got some belly fat to drop (currently size 12 Australian dress size).
So I have one session a week with my trainer, and then she gives me workouts to do from home. I think her style is more metabolic than pure strength training and I'm not sure if this is a good thing, or if I need a mix of both in a week.
Here's my usual week for this month:
Monday training: warm-up, some kettlebell technique work (deadlifts, swings, presses, etc.), kettlebell circuit with swings and squats and presses, metabolic stuff like burpees and hill climbs to finish.
Wed: home workout (from trainer) - 4 x plank walks + weighted squats, 4 x inclined push-ups + high-knee jogs, 4 x side-way jogs + burbees (all up 15 minutes with warm-up)
Fri: hill sprint for 10 minutes
Sunday: Same home workout.
Might do some walking and dancing in there somewhere to.
So my question is, am I doing enough strength work or am I doing more metabolic work than strength? And should I be asking her to focus on lifting heavy things and body weight stuff more?
Thanks for reading