Weight lifting…not just for guys

» Posted by on Aug 27, 2010 in Blog | 0 comments

Below are some benefits of weight training for women:

1. Weight training builds lean muscle.

Weight training will help you build lean muscle as women do not produce enough testosterone to build bulky muscle as men do.  So the muscle women build is lean muscle and will reduce the body fat weight in the body.

2. Stay away from the bulky machinery

While exercise machines are not obsolete, free-weight training produces greater benefits than machine-only workouts for many reasons with the most important being the fact that it enables you to perform exercises that train many large muscle groups at once. It also forces you to utilize your stabilizer muscles, which are the muscles that holds joint in place so a movement can be performed.  This means you burn more calories for every set you perform and will get better results faster.  Using free weights will also help you improve everyday activities and increase bone density- ultimately decreasing your risk of osteoporosis.

3. Weight training aids weight loss

Studies show weight training along with diet and aerobic exercise leads to greater fat and weight loss than diet and aerobic exercise alone.  Aerobic exercise and diet alone can cause your body to burn muscle and fat for fuel!  Weight training will help prevent any muscle tissue loss.  If your body burns muscle for fuel, your body would consist of more fat weight giving you a non-desirable body composition.

4. Other benefits of weight training:

  • It strengthens weakened joints, making them more stable and less injury-prone
  • It strengthens your bones
  • Results are fast – regardless of age & sex. Your strength can increase by up to 72% in the first 4 weeks
  • It not only improves the overall tone of your body, it will also improve your posture – which will help in making you look slimmer
  • Lean muscle tissue is more active than fat. This means you will burn more calories even at rest! By adding 2-4lb of muscle to your body – you’ll burn an extra 69-99 calories a day

So let’s hit the weights and turn your body into a fat-burning machine!  We’re doing it…

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