The Paleo craze gained popularity at the same time as cross-fit was taking over as the new go-to total body workout. The FITgals don’t love the Cross-fit model because it is too dependent on heavy lifting and injuries are incredibly common among loyal cross-fitters. Erin Simmons summed up our shared opinion nicely in this post on HuffPo.
That being said, using light weights (1 to 8 lbs) two to three times a week is advised for muscle tone, bone strength, functional strength, and as an aid to achieving the body you desire.
Here are two great videos from FITsugar you can do in-home for a total body workout using weights!