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Why You Should Weight Train



Women are constantly bombarded with the idea that they need to be smaller, lose weight, eat healthy, and on top of that, handle everything at home, in the kitchen, and for the kids. NewsFlash - that’s impossible! You can’t do it all AND be a size 2! But that’s okay, because your fitness journey isn’t only about weight loss. It’s about muscle tone and shape - two things you build by weight training. 

Contrary to popular belief, you will not bulk up from lifting 10lbs weights. It just won’t happen. In order to “bulk” you have progressively increase your weight. So you wouldn’t be stopping at 10lbs! You’d be going for 15lbs, 20lbs, even 40lbs…


The good news is, that over the last couple years, the trend has been changing. Women with curves have become more ideal. Here’s another newsflash - curves can be created. You don’t have to be born with them - but you have to weight train. 


What is weight training? 

Weight training is simply a type of training that uses weights like dumbbells, kettlebells, barbells and the like, to provide resistance. This is my specialty. 


Why Weight Train?


Injury Prevention 

When you strength train, you are creating stronger muscles and tendons, more versatile ligaments. You are not just working the muscle itself, but everything around it. Putting additional weight on your skeletal structure forces it to modify and adjust to the added weight. This makes your bones more dense, meaning your bones are stronger, and can handle more pressure...just in case.


Burn More Calories 

When you begin to convert your fat into muscle, you are creating “lean muscle.” Lean muscle, when activated, burns more calories ie you are burning fat at a faster rate, and in turn increasing your metabolism. These are all good things, wouldn't you agree? 


Boost Your Confidence

When you weight train you are becoming stronger, and with that comes a natural confidence boost. There’s nothing like feeling strong and healthy. Additionally, studies have shown that resistance training increases vigor and self-esteem, improves body image and physical self-perception, and reduces depression ie. A stronger you equals a happier you!


Sculpt

When you weight train you have the ability to shape your body by building out certain parts. For example, if you want a smaller waist, yes, do core workouts, but also train your shoulders and glutes. As your shoulders and glutes grow, your waist will appear smaller - wallah! Not to mention, lean muscle takes up 15% less space than fat. Sounds like a win to me!

So what are you waiting for? Pick up a set of dumbbells, click HERE, and let’s get to training for a stronger, healthier, sexier, more confident and self assured, YOU! Let’s get PHYT!!!