Why Women Should Lift Weights Too

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Weights are usually lifted by men to lose weight, tone up their muscles and to get a body that looks fit and in shape. But what about women? Can we benefit from this exercise too?

Women generally avoid lifting weights, but, today, some women have discovered the truth and started to take to the weight room more and more. There are no dangers in lifting weights, but, as mentioned earlier, it should be done with the trainer’s guidance and with the trainer monitoring the weight lifting process.

The benefits of weight lifting for women:

fitness-modelWeight lifting is a great way to increase lean muscle mass, while simultaneously shedding excess fat. What’s more, lifting weights increases your metabolism which burns fat faster. Plus, because training with weights causes small microfiber tears in the muscle, your body takes 2 or 3 days recovering and rebuilding. In this time, your body is burning more calories due to the additional energy needed to repair the muscle tissue. This means you’re still burning fat up to 3 days after your workout!

Try this weight lifting workout to get you started:

4 Comments

  1. Linda

    I’m gonna have to start lifting weights now! I’ve been working out most of my life but have always stuck to cardio. Many women think that lifting weights will make them huge like men, and even I thought that for a while, but that’s not the case. Hopefully this will help me tone up more.

  2. Jenifer

    Its been long am planning to be lifting weight, but my husband didn’t welcome the idea he thinks am gonna be like him, thanks so much for these article, i will refer him to these article to view so he can allow me…!

  3. Vicky

    Recently I added lifting to my workout routine; added weights to my squats and 10 pound dumbbells , We have a love/hate relationship so far, yeah it’s super painful, (my arms felt numb) at some point, but It felt good to finally start working on my baby “bat wings”. Keep lifting ladies!

  4. Mildred

    Please teach the rest of these internet hoogalins how to write and research!

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