Benefits of Women Lifting Weights
1.) Lose Body Fat - Weight training builds muscle, as lean muscle increases so does metabolism. A higher metabolism means that you will burn more calories all day long.
2.) Gain Strength without Bulking- One of the most common reasons women avoid weight training is because they are afraid of "bulking." This is a common misconception as it physically can not happen. Women do not have an efficient amount of testosterone to build muscle like men.
3.) Decrease Risk of Osteoporosis- Weight training not only strengthens your muscles, but stregthens your bones and reduces your risk of fractures and broken bones.
4.) Reduce Risk of Injury- Weight training increases strength in connective tissue and joints.
5.) Improve Posture and Reduce Back Pain- Weight training strengthens your back, shoulders, and core, helping correct bad posture. A stronger back and core will prevent back pain.
6.) Enhance Mood and Reduce Stress- Exercise and weight training release endorphins which reduces pain, improves mood, and fights depression. An increase in endorphins naturally reduces stress and anxiety.
As a trainer for many years along with being in the medical field for 15 years, I have found that women using weight training as part of their work out regimen has impoved their over all strength, injuries, back pain, body aches, joint problems, ect...
No, you will not "bulk" up and look like a man by lifting weights. It will help your over all well being and give you more energy to face the day. So go lift some weights!!!
Lauren Awbrey - Personal Trainer