benefits of strength training

Benefits of strength training for women

My previous post debunked the myth that women who do weight training tend to bulk up and look masculine. I also mentioned that the strongest women tend to be the leanest. So if you are wanting to look toned and sculpted, then strength training is a must!

Let’s take a look at some of the benefits of strength training

With strength training and the correct instruction, you will experience:

  • improved muscle strength and endurance
  • accelerated fat loss
  • boosted metabolism
  • calories being burned even while you’re resting
  • toned and defined muscles
  • enhanced athletic ability in all sports
  • boost in confidence and feelings of capability
  • better balance and coordination
  • improved circulation
  • strengthened bones and ligaments
  • less tiredness from daily chores
  • decreased chance of injuries
  • decreased chance of osteoporosis, heart disease, arthritis, diabetes, etc

One of the most significant benefits of strength training for women is that it will change your body composition. Gaining more muscle (without bulk) will leave you with more lean body mass and less fat. And who doesn’t want a lower body fat percentage?

This is where strength training is really beneficial in comparison to pure cardio. Obviously there are advantages to cardio training, I’m not denying that. But it lacks the resistance that really challenges your body. Strength training, such as using free weights, will provide that and give your training an edge.

If you are going to be spending time in the gym (which obviously you should), then make sure that you are getting the most out of your workouts. The benefits of strength training will soon be evident to you. And these results will keep you motivated and enthusiastic about working out.

You won’t just get faster results with strength training, you will also get better results. No matter how many kilometers you run on the treadmill, you will never achieve that sculpted and toned look. So go on, start lifting!

What are your thoughts on the benefits of strength training? What results have you seen?

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