If you visit any ladies gym near you, you will find most ladies busy with cardio. Especially if there is no qualified trainer to guide them. Yes, cardio has many benefits but I wonder why most females shun from weight training? Weight lifting is commonly associated with attaining the muscular body and masculine looks but there is much more to it.
I want to tell you all ladies that weight training has many amazing benefits specifically for women. Let’s take a look at why you should indulge in lifting weights.
Should women lift weights?
YES! You cannot build an effective exercise plan if you skip weight training.
Will it make me look muscular?
A qualified trainer can guide you about effective weight training suitable for females. Also, a female body produces far less testosterone than males, so you cannot pack up muscles as much as men do.
Benefits of weight training
Despite the misconceptions weight training has many benefits for females. Here are a few of the most important ones:
Enables you to burn fat
When you are performing cardio and have a restricted diet you end up losing fats s and muscles as well. Adding strength training in your routine makes you lose fat but conserve muscles. Also, it ensures you burn more calories even when not working out.
Tones your body
Weight training gives you lean muscle mass. Mixing this with other workouts you will end up with a sleek body with just right amount of fat and muscles according to your body shape, type, and age.
Keeps wasting at bay
Wasting is a term used for the loss of muscles. After you turn 30 you will start losing muscles. This means sagging skin at the face, chest, buttocks, and other body parts. Who wants that? No one definitely. So to avoid this unwanted baggage add weight training to your exercise routine.
Strengthens the bones
Weight lifting strengthens your bones. You will have a lesser probability of fractures, and other serious injuries. Isn’t it a huge favor for yourself?
Reduces the risk of diabetes and other hear diseases
This kind of work out is helpful in preventing chronic diseases like diabetes and high blood pressure. It is scientifically proven that those who weight train have better insulin sensitivity, lower cholesterol levels, and are safe against heart disorders like CAD.