Women are afraid of weight training as they think this will bulk them up. But to achieve their weight goal or general fitness it is important to include a mix of cardiovascular and weight training in your workout regimen. It's physiologically impossible for women to gain muscle in the same way as a man because women don't have enough testosterone in their body, unless they take supplements. Here are some benefits of weight training for women.
-Makes you physically stronger: Indulge in some weight training to be physically stronger. Lifting weights makes you stronger. Many studies have proved that even moderate weight training can increase a woman’s strength by 30-35%.
-Makes you lose weight: Cardiovascular exercise alone is not enough for weight loss. You need to include resistance training as well as weight training in your workout. Weight training increases your lean muscle mass and boosts your resting metabolism which makes you burn more calories all long the day. This helps you in reducing fat from your body.
-Gives you toned body: It is a myth that if women train with weights they will bulk up just like men. Instead of bulking, weight training gives women a more toned and defined physique. This happens because women have really low levels of testosterone in their body. This hormone is responsible for the growth of muscles.
-Makes your bone stronger: Weight training not only makes you physically stronger but also builds stronger connective tissues and increases joint stability. This reduces the chances of injury, back pain or arthritis. If you follow a healthy and balanced diet along with an effective workout routine, it can be a woman’s best defense against osteoporosis, which is a disorder of thinning of bones.