Benefits Of Resistance Training For Women

Many women don’t seriously consider weight training when deciding on an exercise program. Perhaps it’s because they believe it won’t help them with their goals of muscle toning and weight loss. Believe it or not, however, once you start weight training, your body will burn calories more efficiently. Within only a few months you will see a dramatic change in the shape of the body you see in the mirror. You will be more sleek and athletic. Your metabolism will have changed and you will have more energy and less fatigue. You health will take a dramatic shift for the better. You’ll have a stronger immune system. And what’s more, studies have shown that lifting weights fights osteoporosis.

Five Reasons Why Women should be Weight Training:

1) Your Body Will Burn Calories More Efficiently
As you weight train and eat enough protein will gain muscle mass in all the right places without getting bulky. Supposedly you burn 35 to 50 calories a day for every pound of muscle mass. As you gain more muscle you will burn more calories. Don’t be afraid of getting as muscular as some bodybuilding guy. That is but one of many myths. Women have 10 to 30 times less of the hormone physiology than men that brings on muscle hypertrophy (big muscles).

2) Change in the Shape of Your Body Better than Cardiovascular Exercise
There was a university study done in which a certain amount of subjects were asked to do cardio such as walking and the same amount were asked to weight train as their main exercise. After a certain period of time, given the same low calorie diet with the same food, both groups lost pounds. The cardio group lost fat and unfortunately some muscle whereas the weight training group lost only fat. You’ll burn body fat and not valuable muscle with weight lifting. Read More ,,,

The Stretching Exercise – The Curtain-Raiser To Your Main Event?

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What usually makes for the most interesting science reading? Usually, it’s when you come by something that turns conventional wisdom on its head. For instance, imagine yourself sitting in the stands at a high school track-and-field event. Most of the athletes you see are going around doing a couple of stretching exercise routines for flexibility. You look on approvingly, knowing very well that stretching and flexibility are key to performance on the track. And then, there is that loner out there, stiff as a board, who doesn’t seem to buy into the whole flexibility belief system. What on earth is wrong with him?

Researchers at the Nebraska Wesleyan University, have actually found that athletes who don’t do too many stretching exercises before, actually stand a far better chance of performing well than those who wring their muscles as much as they can in the name of flexibility. What goes on here? Read More ,,,