Benefits of Strength Training for Women

Posted: October 3, 2023

As we age, many of us start to accumulate weight in our most troublesome spots. You may see extra rolls on your back, a belly that seems bloated and flabby, and skin hanging on your arms. Dieting will make you slimmer, but will also make you look flabbier. The benefits of strength training for women listed below will help you feel and look your best!

Muscle is the most metabolically active tissue on our frames. As we age, we lose muscle mass due to sedentary lives, dieting, and age. If we lose weight too fast, nearly all of that is water first, then muscle, and a little bit of fat. Losing weight this way, causes us to binge later, and wreaks havoc on hormones.

The best way to feel and look better as you age is to combine eating nutrient-dense foods, with a strength training program.

The benefits of strength training for women are increased bone mass, and lower body fat. Benefits include a higher muscle-to-fat ratio (which means a faster metabolism), and happiness!

Imagine being able to wear a tank top with toned arms, and skinny jeans that look great on your firm rear end!

Women who lift weights feel powerful.

This power can transfer to managing stress, and to feeling more physically capable. Having a strong core and back, also helps with pelvic floor issues, and will keep your posture more erect – which makes you look taller and more confident.

Being able to lift, bend, carry, push, pull, and move freely is imperative as we age. However, if we keep losing muscle, and gaining fat, our bodies feel weaker. More weight also creates more stress on our joints. Now, on the other hand, if you put a form of controlled stress on your muscles, this will help your entire body move better.

Start out with bodyweight exercises that use your legs and glutes, chest and back.

Perform movement patterns that engage the core and back with control, as you get stronger. Forget about burning calories, and cutting out entire food groups.

Aim for 1 gram of protein, per lean pound of bodyweight. Protein is necessary to rebuild and repair muscle tissue, especially after working out.

Reframe how you think about food and exercise. Eat more protein, moderate amounts of healthy fats, and never eliminate complex carbs. These foods are necessary for fueling your muscles.

I used to diet, and only do cardio that sabotaged my body for years. Now, I wear a bikini at 60+ and feel confident!

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