Why women should lift weights!

  1. IT’S MORE EFFECTIVE FOR WEIGHT LOSS
    A huge advantage to weight training is your body’s ability to burn fat during and after exercise. After a weights session, you continue to consume additional oxygen in the hours and days that follow. This is known as excess post-exercise oxygen consumption, or EPOC. Your body requires more caloric expenditure and an increased metabolic rate (means you burn more calories) when your body uses more oxygen.
  2. MORE MUSCLE, MORE CALORIES BURNT AT REST
    As you increase your lean muscle tone, your body uses calories more efficiently. If you have more lean muscle your body burns more calories at rest which means your body stores less Bodyfat.
  3. CURVES AND SHAPE
    You can’t build a booty running for 2hours. SQUATS DEADLIFTS AND LUNGES is how you build a nice behind. You don’t have enough testosterone to build bulky muscle like men. Lifting weights will build you long lean muscles that define and shape your body
  4. QUALITY SLEEP
    Strength training greatly improves sleep quality, aiding in your ability to fall asleep faster, sleep deeper, and wake less often during the night.
  5. INCREASED ENERGY
    An increase in energy expenditure, even after a minimal resistance training session, may favourably effect energy balance and fat oxidation. Rather than reaching for that early afternoon cup of coffee, grab a barbell.
  6. HEART HEALTH
    People who lift weights are less likely have heart disease risk factors such as a large waist circumference, high triglycerides, elevated blood pressure, and elevated glucose levels.
  7. BONE HEALTH
    As you age, you are at risk of losing both bone and muscle mass. Postmenopausal women are at a greater risk for osteoporosis because the body no longer secretes oestrogen. Resistance training is an excellent way to combat loss of bone mass, and it decreases the risk of osteoporosis.
  8. Stress Relief
    Exercise in general is a great way to manage stress. Researchers have consistently found that those who regularly strength train tend to manage stress better and experience fewer adverse reactions to stressful situations as those who do not exercise. In addition, resistance-training studies on older adults show that moderate intensity weightlifting improves memory and cognitive function. Next time you need to blow off some steam, hit the weights.

LADIES, LIFT! All of us want to feel strong, determined, and confident in everything we do: from fitting into jeans, to moving heavy furniture, to playing with kids, to dealing with a stressful career. Weight training can benefit in all aspects of your life. Put it in your fitness plan and feel stronger, healthier, and more confident!