Benefits of Weight Training for Women

AJ / 21 May 2020

Weight training may just be the missing part of your exercise routine. Don't worry it won't make you bulky like many people may think! There are so many benefits of weight training for women. Not only is it a great tool for body fat loss and changing your body shape but there are other benefits that aren't as well known. 


Strength training puts pressure on your bones, which acts to increase your bone density and reduce the risk of osteoporosis. This can help to counteract the rate of natural bone loss that occurs from the age of 35 onwards in women. By encouraging an increase in bone density this will help keep your bones strong and reduce the risk of fractures. 


Most research shows that strength training transiently increases the number of circulating immune cells in your body to help protect against infection. Also as strength training increases your muscle mass this makes your body more sensitive to insulin, and therefore more durable against certain diseases.


Overall strength training burns more calories than cardio based exercises. During 1 hour of strength training you'll burn less calories than 1 hour of running, but afterwards you'll be burning more calories for longer as your metabolic rate will stay elevated. Also weight training builds muscle mass. The more muscle you have, the more calories your body will burn at rest. Therefore adding strength training to your normal exercise routine can increase your ability to burn unwanted fat – even when you are sleeping. Sounds great right?


Each time you partake in strength training you'll get stronger and be able to lift heavier weights, this will not only make you feel strong it is also extremely motivating. The knowledge of knowing you're getting stronger with each session will provide you with a confidence boost too! 

When we add strength to our bodies almost every health outcome improves. If you'd like to experience all of the above benefits and more email info@motustraining.co.uk to get booked for a consultation. 

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