5 REASONS WHY EVERY WOMAN SHOULD LIFT WEIGHTS
I think we’ve all heard the cliché, ‘Lifting weights makes women bulky.’ This is the most deceitful statement I have ever heard. Every woman can and should lift weights. Here’s the thing, we do not have the male hormone testosterone and so getting bulky unless it’s intentional is quite hard. I personally love lifting weights and depending on your fitness levels, the weight one lifts varies. So why should women lift?
- IT’S A REVOLUTION
More and more women are lifting and it is such an empowering revolution to witness the epiphany that the society is experiencing. We are slowly realizing that it is no longer a gender activity and the world is opening up to the fact that what a man can do a woman can do better. You too can join the revolution.
- IT BURNS FAT QUICKER
Lifting weights in conjunction with cardiovascular exercises and a good diet helps to burn fat quicker, and as if that isn’t good enough, it even burns fat hours after you are done with your workout. Talk about having your cake and eating it too. You’re welcome.
- MAKES YOU CURVIER
I see that smirk on your face ladies. Yes, it gets better!
In as much as consistent cardio is necessary for fat loss, it may not be the ideal formula for giving us the curves we often desire. Weight lifting on the other hand replaces the lost fat with muscle and that is why we often insist on combining the two. This will help us maintain our female physique and get rid of cellulite or any hanging skin as well.
- GIVES YOU GREAT STRENGTH
I mean, if you are going to lift weights, you definitely are going to be a lot stronger than the next girl. Think about it, who needs help with groceries, picking up heavy bags or handling any heavy business if you have the strength to do it on our own?
- ‘CUHZ ‘ YOU BAD
Yes, you know you bad and yes you know you strong. Strong girls lift ,they go out there and smash those weights.
Lifting weights varies. If you are working out from home, you can improvise with car tyres, elastic bands, body weight, Jerry cans etc.
I hope you lift some weights on your next workout!