Many women have a deep fear for weight lifting. Why? Because they don’t want to morph into a macho-man! That’s why most women stay away from weight-lifting. Women think they are being judged on the weight floor. But only the opposite is true! Strength training actually benefits women especially , not only does it buffer against aging’s atrophying of muscle and bone in both sexes, it’s a protection against cripplers such as osteoporosis. So ladies, what are you waiting for?
According to Women’s Health Magazine, two sessions a week in the weight room can reduce overall body fat by about 3 percentage points in just 10 weeks (isn’t that amazing?). This means three inches total off your waist and hips! New muscle pays off in a long-term boost to your metabolism. On top of that, women burn twice as many calories than men after a 2-hour workout when they lifted 85 percent of their maximum load of eight reps than when they did more reps at a lower weight. If you replace 10 lbs of fat with 10 lbs of lean muscle, you’ll burn an additional 25 to 50 calories a day without even trying. [Source: Women’s Health Magazine]
So women have nothing to fear when working out by weight lifting. Actually lifting weights will lead to a toned, sculpted body that most women dream of! It’s also beneficial for the metabolism.
Ladies, have you tried weight lifting before? What are your experiences? Let us know in a comment below!
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