Weights Are A Girls Best Friend

Looking to drop body fat in the most efficient and effective way possible? It’s time to hop off the treadmill, drop the 5 lb dumbbells, and begin strength training.

Weights are a girls best friend! 

Strength training is going to take your workout and body to the next level. More lean muscle mass equals a higher basal metabolic rate which means you are maximizing your body’s fat burning potential.

If lifting leaves you in the dark about what size weights to use for which exercise, here is a great cheat sheet by Fitsugar.

Reshape Your Body

While cardio may help you drop a couple of pounds, it’s never going to give you the strong, sculpted look you are going for. It is impossible to reshape a body with cardio. Strength training is really going to allow you to focus on specific areas (like booty or arms) and “tone” your overall body.

Burn More Calories

Lifting heavy will increase your basal metabolism which means you burn more calories simply by being alive. You even burn more calories while sleeping. More calories burned means your overall body fat is reduced.

Better Body Mechanics

Lifting heavy will get you better overall coordination, balance, control, and wellness. You will see noticeable changes in strength and agility.

Torch Body Fat

Adding just TWO lifting session per week can reduce body fat by 7%. Remember: light weights don’t sculpt. If you are not tired by your 10th rep then you need to lift heavier. Start increasing your weight by 5 lbs at a time.

Prevent & Manage Disease

14 million Americans are currently living with type 2 diabetes. It has been shown that strength training will help prevent obesity, arthritis, diabetes, and depression as well as balance glucose levels. Strength training is also the perfect way to lower LDL (bad) cholesterol and blood pressure.

Stronger Bones & Muscles

Strength training can not only prevent bone and muscle loss, but it can also reverse it! Lifting weights regularly will increase bone density, which starts to decrease in women after the age of 30.

Get Better Sleep

60% of people who weight train get an average of 7 hours or more of sleep per night. Better sleep means better overall health.

Be Happier

Picking up the weights is a natural antidepressant and works by increasing endorphins. You will get a natural boost of dopamine, norepinephrine, and serotonin (or “feel good” hormones!)

Boost Confidence

Strength training is the perfect way to gain confidence, self esteem, and independence. You know that furniture you need moved? Now you can do it yourself. Strong girls exude a certain confidence that is intoxicating.

Increased Strength

There are 650+ muscles in the human body. By working them all in different ways you can achieve the sexy, sculpted, toned look you are striving for.

5 Comments on 10 Reasons Why Women Should Start Strength Training

  1. Makenzie
    February 25, 2014 at 9:13 am (4 years ago)

    Do you have any templates of workouts to do each day for each separate muscle group? I’m am trying to get a plan started and am having trouble knowing what would be the most effective.

    Reply
    • Toned & Fit
      February 25, 2014 at 9:56 am (4 years ago)

      Makenzie,

      I don’t as of now – but I would be more than happy to put some together and get them posted. 🙂 I’ll collaborate with my coach and get some killer workouts posted. Thanks for the idea. <3

      Reply

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  1. […] Lifting weights will not, I repeat WILL NOT, make you bulky or manly. Weights will help you slim down, tone up, lower your body fat, and sculpt lean muscle. It is important for women to incorporate strength training into their weekly routines. Research has shown that weight training helps strengthen bones, which works to reduce or prevent osteoporosis. Building lean muscle also increases metabolism, which means your body burns more calories at rest resulting in lower overall body fat. […]

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