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Women's weightlifting worries

Strength training has long been associated with masculinity, leading to the misconception that lifting weights will make women look OVERLY MUSCULAR or “BULKY.” However, this myth is far from the truth and infuriating to say the least. In reality, strength training offers numerous benefits for female health without causing a masculine appearance. Let’s set the record straight with science and list the countless benefits that lifting weights can provide!



Women's weightlifting


#1 - MUSCLE IS OUR NEW LOOK


Building Lean Muscle Mass.

Truthfully, strength training does NOT automatically lead to a bulky physique for women. THERE I SAID IT! Instead, it helps build lean muscle mass, which contributes to a toned and sculpted appearance. Women naturally have lower levels of testosterone compared to men, making it difficult to develop large muscles. Instead, weightlifting promotes a proportional increase in muscle mass, enhancing overall body composition and creating a leaner, more defined physique. Let’s set the new standard for what is healthy for ladies lifting being our own version of STRONG! 


#2 - PERSONAL FAT BURNER


Boosting Metabolism.

One of the significant benefits of lifting weights for women is its impact on metabolism. As women age, their metabolism naturally slows down, making it easier to gain weight and harder to lose it. Strength training helps counteract this by increasing muscle mass, which boosts metabolic rate. Unlike cardio exercises that primarily burn calories during the workout, weightlifting leads to a post-workout calorie burn as muscles repair and recover. This increased metabolic rate hugely helps in weight management and can contribute to overall fat loss.


"Strength training has long been associated with masculinity, leading to the misconception that lifting weights will make women look OVERLY MUSCULAR or “BULKY.” However, this myth is far from the truth and infuriating to say the least"

#3 - NOT BREAKING OUR BONES


Strengthening Bones.

Osteoporosis is a health condition that causes loss of bone density and is more common in women as they age. Coincidentally strength training can drastically help prevent and manage this condition. Weightlifting places healthy stress and tension on the bones. Therefore stimulating their growth and increasing bone density. By doing regular strength training, women can minimise the risk of fractures and maintain healthy bone mass, promoting long-term skeletal health.


#4 - LIFE = LONGEVITY


Improving Functional Strength.

Lifting weights enhances physical appearance whilst also improving functional strength! What more could you want? Functional strength is the ability to perform everyday tasks with ease and efficiency. As women engage in strength training, they develop stronger muscles, tendons, and ligaments, which contribute to optimal overall physical functionality. This greatly impacts your lifestyle due to increased strength and stability for activities such as carrying groceries, lifting children, or having full mobility, reliance and independence of your body. LONGEVITY=LIFE.


#5 - MENDING OUR MIND


Mental Wellness.

The benefits of lifting weights extend beyond physical health and positively impact mental well-being. Exercise, in this discussion with strength training, releases endorphins, which are natural mood elevators and stress relievers. Regular physical activity has been scientifically known to reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression, improve sleep quality, and increase self-confidence. By incorporating weightlifting into our fitness routine us women can experience improved mental clarity, enhanced body image, and most importantly a greater sense of overall well-being.


LET’S GET YOU LADIES LIFTING!


Main point I hope was conveyed is that strength training is a no risk opportunity in terms of bettering your health. You LOOK fantastic and FEEL ecstatic after every session, as they say you never regret a workout after it’s done! If you are looking to start lifting and not sure where to start, come along to Limitless Lifts, contact me or feel free to have a chat on the gym floor to enquire for Limitless Level PT Sessions! All ages 15+ are welcome to come to the class and lift beyond what they think they are capable of as well as supporting like minded ladies in a limitless community! Let's live that limitless lifestyle ladies! <3

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