Here we are again, to defeat another misconception. This is about women, who are afraid of weight-lifting. The stereotypical fear of bulking up like men has held women back from taking that extra step. Did you really think bulking-up will be THAT easy? Well, it isn’t! Secondly, women can’t become she-hulk that easily! On a contrasting note, strength training has its own sway...
IT’S MORE EFFECTVE AT LOSING MORE
The biggest advantage about lifting weights is the ability of your body to burn fats during and after working out. After heavy reps and sets of strength training, you continue to consume additional oxygen in the hours and even days that follow.
SHELL OUT MORE CALORIES WITH WEIGHTS
It is interesting to know how our body, with increased strength and lean muscle mass, uses calories more efficiently. Just the way sitting burns more calories than sleeping, standing burns more than sitting, walking burns more that standing, running more than walking, strength training burns bigger and better calories than just running!
HEALTHY HAPPY BONES!
Women while ageing most likely lose bone mass as well as muscle mass. Lifting weight, as studies show, reduces the chances of losing bone and muscle mass. This adds up with the decreasing risk factor of osteoporosis. The early you start doing weights, the better the chance of maintaining healthy, happy bones!
RELIEVING STRESS, PHEW!
Researches continue to follow that women who do strength training possess better management techniques to handle stress and face fewer adverse reactions to stressful situations. Of course! Exercising in general is a great way to manage stress, but strength training proves to be better again, try it to notice!
So the next time you ask your gym trainer to fix you a work out regime, don’t forget to make a mention of strength training. Love these weights and these weights will love you back! Go Lift It Up!!