Ladies, Weights Are Your Friend!

mikoweights2web Ladies, most of us want to have our dream bodies back right? You know, from our early 20’s when we were all that and a bag of chips ;-)  Well I have the secret!  If you really want to get lean and toned FAST, add weight lifting to your workout routine.  But don’t run out and hit the weight bench just yet.  Read the article to learn more about the benefits of weight training for women and the right way to get started.  Lets get JIGGLE-FREE!

Common myth: Lifting weights will make women look bulky like a man.  Trust me, it takes a lot of effort, discipline and testosterone to build huge, bulky muscles. Ask any body builder, male or female, how much time and effort they invest in their craft and you’ll quickly learn, it’s not gonna happen by accident.  Plus, for the most part, women don’t generate enough testosterone in our bodies to accommodate building really large muscles.

Contrary to popular belief, adding 2-3 days of strength training to your workout routine helps you reduce body fat and replace it with lean, strong muscle. And since muscle takes up less space than fat, the result is a lean, toned body – not bulk.  Building muscle also increases your metabolism so your body burns calories long after your workouts and all throughout the day.

Now don’t go out there all gung ho and immediately hit the weight bench. To reduce the risk of injury and to see the greatest results, start out with lighter weights and increase weight and reps as you get more familiar with the moves and as you get stronger.

For more information on the benefits of weight lifting for women, read the article: Add Strength Training For Lean Muscles

Want to get started, but don’t know how? Read my article to learn How to Pick the Right Weight.

To your health & fitness!

Coach MaShelle

Written by MaShelle Dean
Hey Fam! I'm MaShelle, your Fit & Fabulous Coach. I'm an AFAA Certified Fitness Instructor and lifestyle blogger living in Atlanta with my husbae, Ron. The Jiggle Free Zone is the place to come for fitness inspiration, product reviews, and workout proof hair tutorials. Be sure to sign up for the Fit & Fab newsletter so you never miss my tips on living a #fitandfabulous life!