Everyone has seen the adverts showing men lifting weights and looking great, but who knew weight lifting was equally beneficial to women? Researchers have recently found compelling reasons for women to start lifting weights too, but the number of women following this advice is still very small. Here are the top ten reasons you should hit the weights...
1. It’ll make you strong!
Including weights in your exercise program will help strengthen the muscles. Recent studies have shown that even moderate weight training can increase a women’s overall strength by 50%. Wouldn't you love to show your boyfriend/husband that you are not just a fragile girl. And imagine all the extra shopping bags you can carry!
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2. It’ll tone you up!
A woman who weight trains twice a week for two months will lose four pounds of fat, and gain two pounds of muscle. This means you’ll appear much slimmer, and weigh less too! And who doesn't like a supertoned body like all the hot celebrities out there.
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3. You won’t bulk up!
Unlike men, women will not appear "bigger" because of more muscle. That is ofcourse if you lift appropriate weights and don't overdo it like female body builders who have their own reasons for doing so. When done right, your body will get toned and you will look slimmer much like a sportswoman from the Olympics!
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