Weight Training: Women Wanted
Are YOU afraid of lifting heavy weights?
Let me clarify what I mean by “weight training”…
Weight Training does not mean that you need to start flipping tires or deadlifting the weight of a small car!
Weight training in the simplest of terms is “Lift something heavier than you did yesterday.”
Women are generally concerned about lifting weights for fear that they will suddenly turn into this muscle bulging Amazon person….so not true!
It is REALLY hard to look like this:
You don’t need to be a traditional bodybuilder to benefit from strength training….but you do need to start weight training with heavier weights.
If you start weight training correctly, you are more likely to wind up looking like this woman…and even then it is really dependent on a bunch of factors.
There are many aspects to how you can get the desired look you physically want but it is depends on:
- Where you currently are at
- What your body structure is
- How often you would like to weight train
- How is your nutrition
All these factors will come into play so make sure you have a knowledgeable and experience personal trainer to custom design a program that is right for you and your goals.
I LOVE this clip from Will and Grace! Grace is stalking a personal trainer in this episode…watch the whole clip because the end is very important 😉
(I do not own the rights to this clip. I was able to embed off YouTube from ivanna52522)
Here’s What Weight Training Can Do For You
- Increase the strength of your bones, muscles and connective tissue (bones and ligaments). This will help decrease the risk of injury.
- Increase your muscle mass. As we age, adults lose about one-half pounds of muscle per year. Typical cause is decreased activity. Less muscle means a lower number of calories burned. So as you increase your muscle mass so does your metabolism (hence weight loss and smaller girth measurements…Score!).
- Improved quality of life. The stronger you are the easier daily activities become such as carrying groceries and lifting household items.
You don’t need to start off with 100lb barbells. Start off small and work your way up. As long as you are challenging your muscles you are increasing your strength.
What are your thoughts on lifting heavier weights?