Traditionally weightlifting has been thought of as a male-dominated sport. I think that is because of all the association to masculinity and strength. But I’m here to tell you that weight lifting for women is super in. For all sort of reasons.
Weight Lifting For Women, is it Worth Your Time?
I, and many more, would say yes! Don’t worry, you won’t become massive and build huge amounts of muscles. Women simply don’t have enough testosterones to become so big, unless you purposely take testosterone hormones to become larger.
More and more women have adopted weight lifting as a regular workout routine. The benefits from weight lifting for women are multiple. Just see what I had to say about strength workouts and the pros and cons of weightlifting in comparison to cardio training.
Some women choose weight lifting at a competitive level as it’s the sport they enjoy.
The reasons for competing are many. Possibly early exposure to the sport from family members, which is something I am teaching my kids now.
Having a physique that particularly lends itself to powerlifting or CrossFit may be another motivator.
Competition are abundant all over the world, going so far as the Olympics for female weightlifters isn’t unheard of anymore.
Weight lifting for women has gained in popularity thanks to the health benefits it provides. Building muscle when lifting heavy weights changes your body composition.
I can also attest to that….I’ve seen my body composition change over the years thanks to weightlifting, as others have too.
I definitely reaped the benefits of weightlifting. So how does it work?
In lament terms, when more muscles develop in the body, less fat is stored. Your body becomes more efficient at burning fat off even when you aren’t working out.
Not only does weight lifting for women burns calories, but there’s more.
It’s also a great fitness activity, building muscles can help your daily performance, and improve your posture and confidence.
Combining weightlifting with aerobic activities such as CrossFit can help you become stronger and more agile.
To perform cross fit and weightlifting, especially if you do compound workouts, the right shoes like the ones at Body Gear Guide, can help you better perform your exercise, adjust your form and balance.
Why is this important?
You don’t want to injure yourself.
Lastly, a reason that weight lifting for women has been chosen over other sports such as running or yoga, is pure enjoyment.
May sound funny, right??
Weightlifting is all about having mastery of your body through your mind. As well as constantly challenging yourself to beat your last personal best.
You aren’t really going up against anyone else but yourself, which, for us, girls can be one of the healthiest forms of competitiveness.
While we often think of the guys like the ones hulking around dumbbells in the gym, weightlifting activities are diverse and suitable for anyone that want to take part.
You don’t have to limit yourself to dumbbells and barbells.
There are CrossFit classes, as well as using the machines in the gym, kettlebells, and powerlifting. So among those, you are bound to find something that suits your fitness goals.
Weightlifting can be just addictive as any other sport, releasing those endorphins always makes you feel great at the end.
The Gist of it
As you’ve read above weightlifting isn’t limited to men or those seeking Hulk Hogan size muscles. It’s an enjoyable exercise that provides health benefits from boosting your metabolism, to reshaping your body, and that competitive edge and enjoyment some of us want.
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