By Travis Coblentz
There’s this common misconception around women that lifting weights is something that should only be reserved for males. This is simply not true! Most women have a fear of bulking up, and they believe lifting is bad for joints. These are inaccurate beliefs. Lifting is a great way to put lean muscle on your body and burn calories and one of the best ways to get to your
fitness goals and the body you have always wanted.
Here are some quick reasons to get you lifting some weights!
1. Natural Decline of Muscle Mass
We all have a natural decline of muscle mass as we age. One of the only ways to
combat this and reverse it is to lift weights and put quality lean muscle on your
2. More Muscle=More Calories Burnt
Lean muscle mass burns high amounts of calories to keep it alive and thriving.
This means the more muscle you have, the more calories your body burns
on a given day.
3. EPOC (Excess Post-Exercise Oxygen Consumption)
Your body burns “extra” calories to return your body back to its resting position after heavy resistance exercise. (This isn’t found much in steady state cardio.)
4. Better Bones
If your muscles are stronger, this forces your bones to get stronger to be able to
5. Stress Relief
Just like any exercise, lifting is one of the great stress relievers. You can take
some anger and stress out by lifting heavy objects!
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