Pumping iron is not just for the blokes. Here’s why!
As the saying goes, ‘with strength comes confidence.’ Women benefit greatly from a good workout and one way to build both strength and confidence – not to mention other physical benefits – is to weight train. Below are a few convincing reasons to start.
In the weight loss world, fat is the foremost three-letter word. Exercisers the world over struggle daily with ridding themselves of the scourge of having too much body fat. However, the secret lies in weightlifting, whereby women who strength train have an opportunity to lose close to 100% of their weight in fat.
Say goodbye to calories
You can burn more calories in a lifting session than from many other activities. Your metabolism will also get a boost and you’ll be able to burn more calories from fat than from carbohydrates.
Keep a youthful countenance
Good news here, too – weightlifting keeps your muscles from declining as you age. Muscle atrophy accounts for saggy looking skin as you age. A good dose of heavy strength training will keep your body in check with an anti-ageing advantage.
The urge to splurge (on food)
The University of Pittsburgh conducted a study recently showing that overweight adults who followed a fitness regimen of three hours a week were more likely to also follow their allotted calorie intake (approx. 1,500 a day).
Getting more Zzzzs
Pumping iron will help you sleep more soundly in the long run. How does it connect? If you engage in three high intensity workouts each week, you won’t have to rely on counting sheep. Your body also repairs itself through sleep after a training session. You will also fall asleep more quickly and stay asleep more deeply and snooze longer.
Sweet stress relief
Want to see more significant changes in your attitude or mood? Lifting weights can help with that. You’ll also be lifting depression symptoms and increasing the flow of endorphins, the ‘feel good’ chemicals in your body. So put down the pills and wave away your grumpiness by picking up the weights!
At Warwick Women’s Workout, we have weight training equipment specifically designed for a woman’s workout. Ask a trainer about getting started on a brand new regimen!