Give Me Strength – Why Women Need Strength Training

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Every single movement of our body depends on muscle strength, we need it to be able to eat, talk, walk, move and breathe. Strength of our muscles is essential to perform daily activities and learn new functions.

Muscles are unique and have the ability to relax, contract, and produce force. They are metabolically active, meaning that the more muscle tissue you have, the higher your metabolism (amount of calories your body burns) at rest and during exercise.

We can survive without endurance, speed and flexibility, but we cannot survive without strength. Very often we forget about its importance in our lives. Many women miss out on the incredible benefits that strength training has to offer because of myths and misconceptions regarding this special component of fitness.

When women are asked about their fitness goals, they mention losing weight, decreasing body fat, toning muscles, feeling stronger and improving energy. Often, women try to achieve these goals by focusing exclusively on aerobic type exercise (such as jogging, cycling etc) because either they do not understand what strength training can do for them or they fear that type of exercise will give them big bulky muscles.

Thanks to female hormones, muscles will not get much bigger. If one of your goals is weight loss, strength training may be the key that unlocks your potential for the strong, fit and healthy body you dream of.

Strength training increases the amount of lean muscle tissue in your body which requires more calories to be burned both during exercise and throughout the rest of your day. This cannot be achieved with any other type of exercise. So even with aerobic exercise and a moderate diet, if you are not strength training you will have gained weight and/or fat.

Your strength training will bring additional benefits such as increased bone mineral density. Muscles are attached to bones so when a muscle is exercised it pulls on the bones which become stronger as well. With osteoporosis a serious health threat to women, it makes sense to help prevent it by making your bones as strong and healthy as possible.

If you are not strength training already, get the help of a fitness professional to set up your program get you started in the right way so you can achieve your results quickly.
This will help you lose fat and maintain your desired weight and is the ideal permanent solution for weight loss.

Get ready to achieve your full potential as a strong, fit and healthy woman.

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