Adults who don’t strength train lose an average of a 250g of lean muscle tissue each year starting at age 25. As an example, a typical 55-year-old woman will have 7kg less lean muscle (and significantly more fat) than what she had at age 25. Muscle takes up less space than fat, so this typical 55-year-old woman has arms and thighs that are softer and less firm, wears a larger clothing size, and has a slower metabolism that burns fewer calories each day.
Effective strength training reverses this decline. It increases your body’s metabolism, causing you to burn more fat and calories all day long, even while sleeping. Strength training reshapes and tones your legs and arms. And if you follow an effective nutrition plan at the same time, your faster metabolism will help give you a smaller waist and reduced hips. Adding muscle and losing fat will make your body firmer, smaller, and more shapely.
Strength training will:
- BURN MORE CALORIES – Weight training keeps the body burning calories and fat long after the actual exercises are over. Strength training with weights also increase your metabolism, ensuring your cardio training will produce the results you want to see.
- INCREASE BONE DENSITY – working out with weights increases your bone mineral density in your spine. Increasing muscle mass stimulates bone growth by actually pulling on the bone.
- IMPROVE CHOLESTEROL LEVELS – (studies show strength training can double your “good” HDL cholesterol)`
- Decreases your risk of diabetes as strength training improves the way the body processes sugar.
- LOWER BLOOD PRESSURE
- Reduce Low Back Pain as working out with weights builds stronger connective tissue and strengthens joints
By getting stronger, you’ll experience less effort in your everyday activities (such as carrying groceries or walking up the stairs), as well as greater prowess and enjoyment at anything you do for fun (such as golf, tennis, skiing, or playing with your kids or grandkids).
Many women are afraid that using weights will result in an unfeminine physique. Proper moderate strength training will not result in a masculine or bulky appearance.
They also have a decreased risk of diabetes, as strength training improves the way the body processes sugar. Additionally, women who work out with weights build stronger connective tissue and strengthen joints resulting in fewer incidences of lower back pain and arthritis.