Woodvale Women Discover The Top 10 Benefits Of Weight Training For Women
The mainstream media has done a pretty decent job over the past few years in highlighting the top 10 benefits of weight training for women.
It is now known that maintaining a healthy body and physique is equally important for women as it is for men.
Men usually prefer weight training (also known as resistance training) to keep them fit and healthy looking, however, in the past, women have held some reservations pertaining to weight training. Long has it been thought that too much weight training for a woman would leave her big, bulky and very unfeminine.
Thankfully there is plenty of research to disprove this myth along with many success stories. Certainly here at HEALTHY GLOW PT in Woodvale we have plenty of success stories from our fit, firm and definitely feminine ladies 🙂
Men with low levels testosterone can significantly increase their level by undergoing weight training.
However, there is still a negative impression of weight training among women.
The purpose of this article is to put an end to this myth and set the record straight.
Resistance training can benefit women in various ways.
Here are HEALTHY GLOW PT’s Top 10 Benefits of Weight Training for women. And guys, in case you feel left out, these apply to you too!!
Burn Fat and Gain Muscle:
Different studies prove that women who undergo weight training don’t bulk up. Rather, the women undergoing strength training lose body fat and gain lean muscle mass in the process.
The reason why women don’t bulk up as a result of weight training is that women have 20-30% less hormone that cause bulking up compared to men.
A study, published in the prestigious journal Metabolism proved that Healthy Glow-style workouts burned 450% more body fat than traditional, long, slow and boring cardio.
(Tremblay A., et al. Metabolism (1994); 43(7):814-8.) – https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8028502
With strength training women gain muscles and the significant benefit of these new muscles is that they increase your metabolic rate resulting in burning of many more calories.
Each muscle gained makes you burn 30-50 calories. Therefore, if you keep on gaining muscle, you keep on burning calories, as a result of which obesity stays to its minimal.
Researchers at East Tennessee State University compared Healthy Glow-style workouts against long, slow and boring cardio.
After 8 weeks of training, they found that similar workouts frequently used by the trainers at Healthy Glow PT burned 200% more fat than long, slow boring cardio.
(King, J.W. East Tennessee State University, 2001.) – http://dc.etsu.edu/etd/123/
A study from an authentic institute shows that undergoing weight training increases the strength of women from 30-50%. Extra strength means that women will be able to perform their daily activities with more energy and ease. The strength-building rate is the same in both men and women.
Strength training is an excellent way to increase the bone density for women. According to research, weight training increases the spinal bone mineral density by 13% within 6months. Therefore, weight training is an excellent way to keep osteoporosis at bay.
Reduces Diabetes Risk:
Adult diabetes is one of the problems, which the men and women of today face equally. As per a research, weight training can increase the utilization of glucose in the body up to 23% within four months.
Fight Heart Disease:
Strength training has a direct impact on improving the cholesterol profile and blood pressure in the body. Therefore, women by undergoing strength training can fight the causes that lead to heart disease.
Fight Arthritis and Back Pain:
A 12-year study showed that strong lower back muscles could eliminate the low-back pain with 80% success. Therefore, if women undergo weight training, in a covert manner they ensure that it will strengthen the joints and ease the pain of arthritis.
Increase Athletic Ability:
Women do take part in sport, and no matter whatever sport are you interested in, doing weight training would definitely help you out in that regard and make you more athletic. Therefore, to make name in sport among your circle of friends, weight training would be the point to start with.
It Always Works:
Regardless of the age, weight training always works for and benefits women. Moreover, for women in their 30s weight training has proved to be an excellent way of human growth hormone treatment. Therefore, women must never hesitate in undergoing weight training at any age.
Without any doubt, a healthy body has a healthy mind. Therefore, when women are physically fit and strong, it will ultimately affect the way they think of themselves, and result in strong mental health and a confident feeling about themselves.
In short, women must come out of this impression that weight training would make them bulky or unfeminine in some way. Rather, the fact is on contrary, and weight training leads to a better, healthier and smarter life for women.
Thus, it must be made a part of a routine.
In fact, Dr. Michele Olson of Auburn University made a presentation at the American College of Sport’s Medicine’s 2013 World Conference that said:
“It would take 5 times the amount of typical cardio exercise…to shed the same number of calories…from a [Healthy Glow] style workout!”
You see, you don’t really have to keep slaving away on a treadmill to get the fat loss results you deserve.
You can work out for HALF the time (or less) and get amazing results. In fact, many of our clients have achieved amazing results with just 90 minutes of effort per week.
And there is more research that proves that resistance training destroys cardio when it comes to fat loss.
According to the Sydney Morning Herald, 1 hour of resistance training burns as much fat as 7 hours of long, slow and boring cardio.
So if you have embarrassing belly fat that you want to lose, thighs to tone or you simply wish to kickstart your fitness, then I have good news for you.
A study published in the Journal of Obesity on April 6, 2012 found that Healthy Glow-style workouts cut dangerous belly fat by 17% in just 60 minutes per week of exercise.
In one hour per week…you can shrink your waistline and get the lovely flat stomach you always wanted. Can you see how the benefits of weight training for women can help you finally achieve the goals you wish to achieve?
It’s a shame that the rest of the fitness industry hasn’t caught on to this secret yet. You’re way ahead of the curve just by reading this. And if you’ve been disappointed by workout programs before, I want to tell you, it’s not your fault.
Those programs weren’t designed to maximize fat burning and it’s no surprise that they didn’t work.
That can all change for you today.
If you’re ready to transform your body in just 90 minutes PER WEEK…
And if you’re ready to never feel embarrassed or ashamed of the way you look, then fill in the form below and we’ll get back to you to have a chat the steps you can take to finally reclaim your body.