The Benefits of Weight Training For Women
The ultimate weight loss remedy the world harps on about is cardio, and while this is with very good reason here's the wrench in it.
Cardio might help you shed those pesky kilo's but it won't tone and tighten your body after you've lost the excess weight and all your loose skin shakes like a rooster's waddle, better known as the loose red sack that hangs from under its beak.
So for all the women out there who are afraid of weights and look at them like all they would do is turn your sweet feminine figure into that of the hulk – that is major misconception.
Weight training is an absolute must and comes with many benefits, here are the facts!
IT IMPROVES BONE DENSITY
Low bone density isn't exactly what the doctor ordered because it makes your bones weaker and increases your chances of injury. As women age however, we cant help but lose it at a rapid rate.
Enter weight training, the regime thats more than got your back, as it combats the effect and makes for higher bone density.
IT ADDS LEAN MUSCLE MASS
Before hiding in fear from the term 'muscle mass' let us explain it to you. Muscle mass does not mean adding 50 tons of bulging lumps to your arms and calves or wherever else you picture this sight, because you could be 120 pounds of pure muscle and STILL be considered 'thinner' than a person who's 120 pounds in body fat.
So muscle mass is basically reducing this body fat and replacing it with muscle. Which means, a tighter, stronger you.
IT PROMOTES FASTER METABOLISM
Weight training actually revs up your metabolism because this exercise breaks down your muscle mass and when you're done, your body needs to rebuild all that muscle so it uses more calories and stored fat to perform this duty.
IT ISN'T AS BORING AS ONE WOULD IMAGINE
Unless your hitting the treadmill for 2 hours straight and running at a ferocious speed while getting nowhere, a gym workout is NOT boring – opposite to contrary belief.
The fact is that there are so many variations in weight training and so many area's to concentrate on and target that you could almost never repeat the same workout in the order you perform it everyday.
Its new, different and requires being a constant switch up every other day.
IT MAKES FOR SHORTER MORE EFFECTIVE WORKOUTS
Did you know that a 20 minute weight training session gives you the equal burn as a 60 minute cardio session?
If that isn't satisfying enough, this burn continues throughout the day – even when you're not working out!
So hit the gym ladies, there lie all the body benefits you ever dreamed off!