5 Reasons Every Woman Should Strength Train
Act like a lady, lift like a boss”
Many women view strength training as taboo, so we stick to the treadmill, the elliptical, spin class, or Zumba and then maybe, just maybe pick up some dumbbells and do a few bicep curls. Lifting weights is not just for men, it is for women too. Ladies, I’m here to let you know that you will NEVER get the body or physique you truly desire until you let go of fear, doubt, and stereotypes and do some strength training. Grab the barbell, kettlebells, dumbbells, or resistance bands; lift and lift heavy. Strength training brings out the inner beast of confidence that will flow into the other areas of your life. In addition to having a well-built body, you will have a strong mind and a confident heart to go along with it.
A routine of strength training and heavy lifting will enhance your curves and melt fat. It transforms and sculpts the body. Most women think that lifting heavy will make them look bulky or they will look manly. This cannot be further from the truth. From a physiological standpoint, it is impossible. Women do not produce enough testosterone for this to occur. Let’s start thinking outside of the exercise box and a routine of strength training at least twice a week for at least 30 minutes. Here are 5 benefits of lifting weights:
Lifting heavy and becoming stronger will give you a huge boost of confidence that will manifest itself in every area of your life. You will gain increased confidence in your physical capabilities which will lead to an increased confidence in your other capabilities. You will feel more capable in your career, in school, and as a wife and mother. It’s a proud feeling when you can squat more than you did the last time. You can hold your head high and know that if you can lift weights, you can just about do anything.
As you build muscle, your body will begin to transform into a masterpiece. Your waist will become smaller, your legs, thighs and butt will become curvier and your arms and back will create a very sexy, svelte silhouette.
Burn Fat/Increased Metabolism
The more muscle you have; the more calories you burn at rest. Having muscles will speed up your metabolism. The irony is that you may not lose pounds; in fact, you may gain a couple of pounds. But that’s ok because one pound of fat takes up 18% more space than one pound of muscle. Bottom line, you will be stunning with your clothes on and off.
Lifting weights increases your bone density and fights loss of bone mass, which means that you will decrease your chances of osteoporosis and fractures later in life. Strength training will help prevent hip fractures and spine curvatures that tend to occur later in life.
You will be a Wonder Woman
You work full time, raise your children, cook, clean, support, love, give, fight, survive AND strength train? Lifting weights makes you more incredibly beautiful and strong. You will be a part of an elite group of wonder women. Add weight lifter to your already awesome resume. I found my beauty in a barbell. You can find yours there too.
My Top 5 Strength Training Exercises:
1.Squats (bodyweight, kettlebell or barbell)
2.Deadlifts (kettlebell or barbell)
3.Military Press (dumbbell, kettlebell, or barbell)
4.Back Row (dumbbell)