5 Reasons Why Women Should Lift Weights
If walking, jogging or yoga are the main part of your and your not seeing real body transformation results then you need to start doing resistance . You probably think weightlifting is only for those who want big arms? Think again.
Although many people consider weightlifting only to get bigger, when contrasted head-to-head against cardio exercise, weight comes out on top in the battle to burn calories. Today I am going to give you 5 good reasons why women should be with weights.
1. More Muscle = More Calories Burned
One of the biggest advantages of weight over cardio is your body’s ability to burn fat during and after exercise, yes AFTER. When you increase your strength and lean muscle mass your body uses calories better. The more lean muscle mass you have the more muscle contractions you will have and in turn burn more calories.
2. Improved Bone Health
For women in particular as you age you are at a far greater risk of losing bone and muscle mass – especially women in the menopause. The risk of osteoporosis increases quite significantly and weight is a great way to combat this. The earlier in your life that you begin to train properly with weights, the greater chance you have of maintaining bone health later in your life.
Following a properly designed programme like our online 12 Week Body Transformation System is essential.
3. You Will Tone & Shape Your Body
You will never shape and tone your body like this if you don’t start with weights. It may seem blunt but running and endurance exercise on their own will not work for getting you the type of body that you want. Doing cardio on its own may help you lose some weight but a lot of the weight loss will be muscle and lead to that “skinny fat” look which I know you don’t want!
4. You won’t need to obsess with the scales
Women who REALLY understand weight know that real results are not about what the scales tell you. Contrary to belief by many, 5lb of fat weighs the exact same as 5lb of muscle but as my photo shows muscle is far more compact and looks 10x better and smaller! When you build this lean muscle and burn the excess fat you are storing your weight on the scales might not fly down but you will look a whole lot better – which would you prefer ?
5. Decreased Blood Pressure
Different studies over the past few years have proven that weight helps to lower blood pressure and those who lift weights are less likely to have heart disease risk factors. Weight also enhances arterial function and decreases inflammation while producing better blood flow.
So there are 5 really good reasons why you need to start with weights. If you have no idea where to start then a great place to start is by booking a free consultation with us today.