Weight-lifting brings fantastic results and is hugely satisfying. It’s becoming increasingly popular amongst women, but many still fear the myth they’ll build “too much” muscle!
1. Weight training is a great way to slim down
By weight training, you build lean muscle, and muscle is a metabolically active tissue where carbohydrates and body fat are burned and used as energy. The more muscle you have, the higher your basal metabolic rate, so the more calories you’ll burn over the course of a day.
2. It’s more effective than cardio
Cardio like running or cycling puts strain on your muscles whereas weight training can be a lower impact workout.
3. Lifting weights doesn’t mean you’ll become big and bulky
Women are built differently to men and it is much harder for women to get “bulky”. You will, however, see an improvement in tone and strength compared to other workout types.
4. It has a positive impact on bone density
Resistance training increases bone density and therefore decreases the chances of women and men developing osteoporosis later on in life.
5. It will improve your strength and boost your confidence
Every time your work out with weights, you become stronger, and so next time you’ll be able to lift more, which is both incredibly satisfying and motivating.
6. It makes you more athletic
Everyone wants to look toned and sculpted, and weight training is the way to achieve this. But it’ll also improve your abilities in other sports.