Very often women wonder, “Should I start strength training?” The answer is yes, you should! And in today’s blog, we’ll explain why.
Very often, women refrain from using weights or machines because of misconceptions they have about the effects of resistance training on their physique goals. Independent of your current activity level, whether you are regular gym-goer or a newbie, if your fitness goal land somewhat around getting lean, shaping up, and getting healthier and stronger, then strength training is the way to go.
If you are one among the many misinformed, don’t worry! Here at Beach Body Health Club, we want to give you enough facts to get you out of the fog and ready to rock this powerful workout system.
The first thing you need to understand is that it is never too late to start including strength training into your healthy routine. Studies have shown that physical improvements through strength training are possible at any age. Women in their 70s and 80s are getting recommendations from their physicians to strength train, and have proved that you can build significant strength through it. Here at Beach Body Health Club in Miami Beach, we even have living proof right here on our gym floor!
Another reason you should start strength training? You will burn more fat! That’s right — you actually need metabolically active muscle to help you on your fat-loss goals. Resistance training will increase your basal metabolic rate by building up muscle that will, in turn, burn more calories during the day even when you’re not exercising. For every two pounds of gained muscle, you can lose up to three and a half pounds of body fat. Wow!
Worried about getting “big”? Don’t! Women won’t gain size from strength training! Simply put, it is very difficult for women to gain size from resistance training the way most men do, because women have 10 to 30 times lower levels of the hormones involved in muscle hypertrophy compared to men. On the other hand, you will get lean, get stronger, and look more “fit.” Who doesn’t want that?
Get Stronger and Healthier
You will be physically stronger, which in turn will make you less dependent on others for assistance in daily living chores such as lifting kids, groceries, etc. Everything will get easier. You’ll also be healthier, and significantly reduce your risk for heart disease, diabetes, osteoporosis, arthritis, back pain, and bone and muscle injuries.
Boost Your Confidence
Last, but not least, strength training can help you improve your attitude and your self-confidence — all important factors in fighting depression. Lifting weights can help you feel better inside and out!
Get Started Today
You are closer than ever to a healthier you than you may think. Are you ready to start adding weight to your routine? Visit Beach Body Health Club and take advantage of our full-service gym and spa. We offer affordable gym membership deals and great discounts on the products and spa services we offer all under the same roof. Stop into our Miami Beach location today!