A muffin top can sneak up on you, but you're less likely to wrestle with this problem if you're hitting the weights regularly. Don't give up the cardio, but if you have limited time to work out, make sure you've devoted some of your precious workout time to weights. Strength training is important at all stages of your adult life, but it's essential as you get older.
Yes, you can get stronger without building larger muscles. Strength training is important even if you don't want more muscle definition. Strength training offers metabolic benefits and helps protect you against loss of muscle and bone tissue as you age, not to mention it helps you stay functional. So now you have no excuse not to pick up a pair of weights.
Cathe has learned through years of teaching group fitness classes at her gym in New Jersey which upper body exercises are the most effective. She shares that knowledge with you on all of her strength training workouts you see here.