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#MentalMovement / 5 Reasons Why Women Should Weight Lift

November 28, 2016

 Far too many women associate weight lifting with being masculine, I want to change that.

 

I see women coming into the gym each and every day, desperately searching for a toned body. They jump on a spinning bike, join a HIIT class or combine a few squats and sit-ups, and wonder why that chiselled summer bod just isn’t jumping out at them, and I have a simple solution – if only they realised weight lifting isn’t just for men.

 

Don’t get me wrong, cardiovascular exercise is very important and many body builders need dragging onto a treadmill, but weight lifting has so many benefits.

Here’s a few!

  1. The first important one is improved BONE HEALTH. Osteoporosis, a medical condition which causes the bones to become brittle and weak, is a concern for postmenopausal women. Weight lifting is a great way to fight loss of bone mass and can actually help increase it. (Keep taking that Vitamin D though.)

  2. You will LOSE FAT. Following a muscle building programme (between 8-12 reps), will burn fat as well! (Cardio will help you burn fat, but it will also help you burn muscle, which isn’t so good if you’re after abs and a booty!)
     

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