The journey to fitness can be a challenging one for many women. Unfortunately, women often set unrealistic goals and expectations and when we fail to meet those right away we become discouraged and give up – thinking we can never get in shape and lose the needed weight.
This doesn’t have to be the case.
As a women you can get in shape and lose weight, it just takes some discipline and sometimes taking a different approach than what you are used to. Incorporating strength training into your routine may be just the different approach that is needed.
Unfortunately many women feel that if they lift weights they will bulk up and gain too much muscle and weight. This however is not the case incorporating weight training into your routine will help you shed fat and weight faster then just focusing on cardio.
Weight training will help you build muscle and muscle burns more calories at rest than fat. This will allow you to burn more calories everyday in your daily routine.
Weight training for women can also provide additional benefits. These additional benefits include:
- Women who weight train build and restore bone density which helps prevent osteoporosis
- Women who weight train often sustain less injuries because of having stronger bones, ligaments and tendons
- Strength training can reduce blood pressure and cholesterol levels
- Women who weight train typically feel better about themselves since building toned muscles builds confidence
So don’t be afraid to grab a pair of dumb bells and start a weight training program today.
Incorporating weight training into your routine will give you a jump start on your fitness and weight loss program and help you develop a long and lean body with strong muscles that burn calories for you even when you are at rest.