First off Forget all the myths you see that lifting Heavy Weights will make you “bulky” or “manly”. Statements like these couldn’t be any further from the truth.You simply do not have the hormonal profile to put on loads of muscle FACT!.
When it comes to women lifting Heavy Weights it’s a life changer and I have seen women’s lives changed many times from lifting.I only have to look around the gym at my own clients to see the difference in them from the day they first walked through the door up till now.
Here’s some of the ways in which I see women literally transformed from challenging themselve with weights:
1. Lifting Heavy Weights Empowers Women
There is nothing like seeing a woman evolve from weak and quiet to strong and powerful and this can be accomplished by getting stronger and lifting Heavy Weights. I have seen the confidence it instills in these women and once they start to develop strength, it carries over to their life. How they act, how they talk, how they carry themselves, I have seen it happen so many times that once a women gains strength in the gym, she becomes much more empowered in all aspects of her life.
2. Lifting Heavy Weights Causes You To Focus On The Weight On The Bar, Not The Scale
One of the biggest things I see with women is their obsession with how much what they weigh. While the scale is one value of body composition it is NOT the be all end all. Most women however obsess about the scale and what they weigh. This is not a good thing.
Once women start lifting they start to focus on numbers, but not the numbers on the scale, they focus on the numbers on the bar.
When I start coaching women, pretty soon they all know their numbers. They know their PB’s(Personal Best) in Squats, Bench, and Deadlifts. Focusing on the weight you lift is a much more positive thing to do. I have seen girls who come in and train and are having the worst day, and once they pull a deadlift or a squat PR, their worst day becomes their best day.Only last week Friday I seen this and shes prob reading this wondering if its her im talking about:)
Bottom line is lifting Heavy Weights is good for the mind and the body.
3. Lifting Heavy Weights Changes A Women’s Relationship With Food
Once women start lifting, they no longer look at food the same way. Instead of seeing food as enjoyment or guilt or a mixture of emotions and feelings, women start to look at food as fuel. Fuel they need to lift Heavy Weights, get stronger, and nourish their body to look good.
Along with this, women who lift get to eat more food. Once you start lifting and building muscle, your metabolism will begin to change. You’ll burn more calories at rest than if you just did cardio, and your weight training workouts will burnt a ton of calories. The, bottom line is, you turn your body into a calorie burning machine that needs to be fed regularly.
4. Lifting Heavy Weights Makes Women Look Good!!
We all want to look good, and there is nothing that makes a women look damn good compared to lifting Heavy Weights.
Want a nice bum? LIFT.
Want a nice back? LIFT.
Want a nice set of shoulders? LIFT.
Want a lean stomach? LIFT.
5. Lifting Heavy Weights Inspires Other Females To Lift
I see it in my ladies small group classes all the time.Women have the ability to inspire other women and lifting Heavy Weights does just that.Pretty soon they are asking if they can bring a friend.
It’s great to see strong women inspiring other women to lift Weights and get stronger, build muscle and improve confidence.
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