Why Women Must Lift Weights

Updated: Jul 21

Muscles are the foundations of a great body. They create shape, a more confident posture and increase your metabolism. Women wanting to look better-naked read on...






"Never sacrifice getting stronger for being a burpee queen" - Jim Wendler



I think we're so fortunate to be exercising in time where weight training in women has become so common and so normal


Women left, right and centre are popping up in weights rooms, finally proving that the dumbbell rack doesn't just belong to their hairy counterparts


I think we're also so lucky that the notion that weights turn women into Hulk Hulgan like characters, with jagged jawlines and bulging shoulder muscles is out-dated nonsense


The bottom line (without sounding like a motivational T-shirt) is strong is sexy


And your goal should always be to get stronger


(By the way, when I say strong, I mean toned. Toned is a word females have adopted to make "getting strong" sound less scary)


A toned body is a strong body

Let me quickly clear up why you won't look like Arnie from lifting weights





HOW DO SOME WOMEN GET SO MUSCLY?


Just like male bodybuilders, females also compete in the sport (although it's far less common now as there's been a huge rise in "Bikini shows")


These are the women most females have in mind when I mention weight training


Now, these women are athletes. They are at the absolute top of their game.


For a female to pack on that much muscle and be that damn strong involves 3 crucial elements:


  1. They are weight training consistently

  2. They are eating a huge amount of calories and protein

  3. They're taking steroids


Anabolic steroids are an illegal substance that increases your testosterone levels


Testosterone is what makes men.. men


It's what gives me an Adam's apple, a deeper voice and when I'm 60.. hairy knuckles




Testosterone is absolutely vital to building muscle (hence why ladies inject it into their bum cheeks)


Without me getting into the nitty-gritty aspects of testosterone, females simply don't produce enough testosterone to ever produce much muscle mass


(If you'd like to learn more about testosterone in women, read this)


Women have about 10% of the testosterone that men do


So don't EVER worry that weights will make you bulky because in truth they'll do the exact opposite


And also appreciate that the female bodybuilders we're referring to don't look like that by accident. Years of ridiculously hard graft went into crafting their bodies


With that out of the way, let me show you why you should be lifting!




WHY SHOULD WOMEN GET STRONGER?



1.SHAPE


Muscle creates curves. And curves in the right places too


A stronger body will have firm thighs, a shapely bum, a tight waist and a defined upper body


Shape is what makes women look amazing naked

Please note that cardio will never achieve these results. Cardio is a helpful tool for getting leaner, but it's the weights that produce results like these






2. CONFIDENCE


A stronger body is a confident body.


Imagine less jiggle, a tighter waistline and a taller posture.


These are the marks of a super confident person!


Love being naked - Learn to lift!


Getting strong is also a huge accomplishment! Think how proud you'd feel every day


That's what confidence is and that's what weight training will do for you




3. INCREASED METABOLISM


We refer to muscle as "expensive". It requires a lot more calories to maintain than fat


What does that mean?


Once muscle is built you need to eat more calories to maintain it

So if you like eating, or you find it hard to keep fat off, by increasing your bodies muscle % will help keep you leaner all year round


Think about it like two cars. One's a Smart car the other is a Ford Mustang. They've both stopped at a red light


Which one will be burning more fuel in idle?


The big beefy Mustang yeah?

That's what weight training can do for your metabolism




4. POSTURE


Posture is sexy


The image below. Which looks younger, more attractive and more confident?




Chyeah, that's right


Also what the hell is she wearing?!




Strength training correctly will help you to stand taller and more proudly

Along with a lot of health benefits, you'll look and feel so much better by standing tall




5. IMPROVED GENERAL FITNESS


Strength training will also improve your bone density which is vital with age


It will improve your quality of life as you can move better and lift heavier things during the day like your children or the weekly shop


It will mildly improve your day-to-day mobility. Getting in and out of the car, standing from sitting and general tasks will appear easier


Plus it will reduce the risk of various heart diseases, cancers, diabetes and osteoporosis (which is pretty handy)




CONCLUSION


Getting stronger is and should always be your number 1 training priority


Alongside a much more confident and attractive you, expect to feel better, perform better and stand better


The benefits of strength training really are staggering and I really encourage you to get stuck in


If you're not sure where to start, take a look at one of my previous blogs on how to Create Your Own Training Program


Alternatively, if you'd like the fast track route there, consider working with me by clicking here


Thanks for reading,





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