Unfortunately, thanks to this mindset, a lot of women avoid weight training and are missing out on the benefits of lifting weights.
But consider this ladies. Do you think the men that lift weights gain those muscles with ease?
No they don’t. They lift much heavier weights on a regular basis and they just about get there.
So you lifting 5kg or so is hardly going to make you look like incredible hulk!
Weight training keeps your internal furnace burning for days after you complete your last rep.
According to National Center of Health Statistics, just three sessions a week of strength training can reduce your body fat by 3 percent in just 10 weeks—even if you don’t change anything in your diet.
It might not seem like much, but that can translate to 3 inches off your hips and waist!
Weight training also gives you that tone and definition that we desire.
Too often people concentrate their training on cardiovascular alone and when they lose weight wonder why they are left with saggy skin.
So incorporate some weight training into your fitness regime and I promise you , you will look and feel in a much better shape.
I’m not talking about lifting100 kilos above your head or chest pressing the weight of your car.
Start slowly and gradually work your way up. Using ankle weights or bottles of water as makeshift dumbbells is a good start.
But whatever you do, lift baby lift! Your body will thank you for it J