7 Reasons why Women should lift Weights.

For as long as I can remember I have always in one way or another tried to be active whether its long walks top of the Wreckin (Nearby hill) , gym, classes or some forms of sports, main aim is I was doing something to be fit.

Did I enjoy everything I do? Absolutely Not! Hence my fitness journey to discover what works for my body, enjoy and can do regularly. I researched and started on weight classes 2 years ago and as time goes learned more and more about how my body respond to these exercises.

Disclaimer! I am in no means a health expert or personal trainer, these are my opinions from what I have researched and achieved. And also I am in the journey of being fit but content with where I am and proud of the achievement so far.

 

There is a mistaken belief that weight lifting will result in being Masculine, Butch, Strapping etc.. Well this has to stop because we are not in the dark days and have access to information right at our finger tips :-).

I am telling for you to gain the muscles and sculpture that these athlete women have (Butch woman) you will need dedication out of this world (I don’t have it) and be better discipline than a Marine Commando when it comes to your diet, which I will be the first to raise my hand I am not! Basically don’t worry no way you will be that masculine unless you purposely are striving to be one which of course you can and I am  awestricken with your dedication.

So enough of my chit chat lets get to the reasons, just one more thing Your diet is responsible for 80-90% of your successes or failures!

1. Metabolism and muscles:

While aerobic exercise burns both fat and muscle, weight lifting burns almost exclusively fat. The more muscle a woman has, the more calories she will burn at rest. So, basically, muscles speed up your metabolism, resulting in more effective fat loss..

2. Empowerment & Independence

The feeling of I can lift or I have lifted that weights empowers someone mentally and Physically and this can be transferred to other aspect of life and challenges, where you know you can lift that chair or move that bed!

3.Burn More calories

I read an article that your muscle mass largely determines your resting metabolic rate—how many calories you burn by just living and breathing. “The more muscle you have, the more energy your body expends,” says women’s strength expert Holly Perkins, CSCS.

4.Healthy bones

Lifting weights regularly can increase bone density.Weight lifting doesn’t only train your muscles; it trains your bones.

 

5. You’ll Drop a Size and Gain that confidence

 The more the muscle you have the higher the rate of fat burning hence dropping the pound and even a dress size and confidence goes up the roof 🙂

6.Be a Better Runner

Stronger muscles mean better performance—period. extracted from an article was “Your core will be better able to support your body’s weight and maintain ideal form during other exercises (like running), plus your arms and legs will be more powerful. ”

7.Stronger Healthier Heart

Cardio isn’t the only exercise to get your heart pumping, strength training can get the heart beating too.

 

So ladies don’t be shy go and grab those dumbbells with Pride, you own them 🙂

With Love

Mo Ateng Hope

1 Comment

  • Anita January 12, 2017 at 2:55 pm

    Love weight lifting! Thanks for this article, I will share xx

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