It is important for us to know that women need to lift weights in order to maintain a healthy lifestyle and reach their flat stomach goals. Weight lifting is one of the most important aspects of any flat stomach workout that many women miss. Unfortunately, weight lifting for women comes with many negative understanding that have since discouraged women from spending time in the weight room. Many women instead spend their hours on the treadmill, wondering why they still have yet to reach their flat stomach goals.
Weight lifting is an important tool for women who want to effectively lose weight. Lifting weights has so much benefits that have been hidden by the stereotypes and rumors caused by many less knowledgeable and lazy people in the world. As well as the lack of knowledge women have that causes them to shy away from the weight room with so many benefits. Don’t miss reading tips for choosing best weight loss program for you.
What are the benefits?
First of all, when women lift weights they will not get bulky – it is near impossible. Why? Unlike men, women have lesser testosterone in their bodies to produce that large amount of muscle mass. It is important for us to know that women will never be able to produce large, bulky, masculine looking muscles without high levels of testosterone. Instead, weight lifting (heavy or light weights) helps to increase your metabolism; therefore burning larger amounts fat and helping you get stronger. You burn more fats when you have more muscle mass on your body, even when you’re not working out.
Lifting weights increases bone density – therefore decreasing the chances of osteoporosis as we get older. Weight lifting helps to burn excess fat thereby decreasing your chances of heart disease, diabetes, while lowering our cholesterol. We strengthen the connective tissue between our muscles when we strengthen our muscles which strengthening our joints and preventing injury to our joints.
Regardless of all the benefits in weight lifting, majority of women don’t lift weights because they are not sure what exercises they are suppose to do. This is a silly excuse. There are so many resources available to you to help you figure out what workout routine is most effective – look on-line, check out the various workout channels on YouTube to guide you through an effective workout.
Many women spend load s of time in the weight room and very little time in the weight room for various reasons. Most reasons are unfounded and typically misconceived notions. Regardless of your reasons, here are 8 reasons why you need to hit the weight room hard!!
1. Promotes Strong Bones
Research shows that resistance training directly correlates to greater levels of bone density and preservation. As women get older there is a greater risk of osteoporosis. Get in the weight room instead of just doing aerobics and you could slow that process and live a long healthy lifestyle.
2. Increase Body Tone
By weight training you have the potential to increase lean muscle up to 1kg with 2 months of resistance training a couple of times per week. For each Kilo of added muscle you have the potential of burning an extra 100 calories per day. Better yet you have the potential to safely lose 2 to 3 Kilos of Fat at the same time. This translates into more shape and tone as your fat decrease begins to show the natural muscle shape under the skin.
3. Prevents Body Injury
Working with a quality personal trainer or health & fitness coach who will help you with proper form with exercise will keep you injury free for years to come. It is very important to know what you are in the gym to do. But did you know that weight training also helps to increase joint stability by strengthening tendons and ligaments? Stronger joints mean injury prevention.
4. Increases Overall Strength
Lifting the kids or boxes shouldn’t always be the guy’s job. Besides, what about those times where the hubby isn’t around? Remain active and healthy with some strength training and it will pay off the next time you grab that heavy container.
5. Improve Overall Performance
Whether you’re an athlete or not lifting weights can improve performance in daily activities or the sport that you play. This is another area where a personal trainer or health and fitness coach can assist you in understanding the relationship between your weight training movements and your sport or the daily activities in your life.
6. Improves Confidence
Working with weights has been shown to improve women’s confidence and readiness to take on a challenge. Self confidence reduces the symptoms of clinical depression and it will show from the bar to the boardroom.
7. Improved Mental Focus
Lifting weights requires a tremendous amount of focus and attention. By stimulating the nervous system through weight training, experts believe that there is an increase in mental focus and acuity.
So ladies, what are you waiting for? Get in the gym and get to work on creating the new and healthier YOU!