By Batista Gremaud
Strength training has many health benefits, including improved bone density, reduced risk of injuries, increased metabolism, and improved mental health. It can also help improve mobility and functionality and reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.
Additionally, research has shown that strength training helps reduce the symptoms of conditions such as arthritis, osteoporosis, diabetes, and sarcopenia. Furthermore, strength training improves your posture and decreases the risk of injuries when performed with proper form and technique.
There are a few things to keep in mind when starting a strength training routine:
1. Start slowly and gradually increase the weight resistance by lifting heavier weights as you become stronger.
2. Use proper form and technique to avoid injuries.
3. Get a reputable coach with a proven track record if you are a novice.
Women who strength train look strong, sexy, and confident – not bulky!
Unfortunately, many omen believe that strength training will create a bulky physique. However, this is a myth. Instead, strength training can help you build lean muscle, which allows you to burn more calories and lose weight. You cannot sculpt fat, but you can carve a beautiful feminine physique with strength training by developing hidden undeveloped muscles.
The truth is the aerobic's trend created a flawed belief system about the benefits of cardio for weight loss. Likewise, fad diets have misguided the masses about what to eat. Extended periods of aerobic activities combined with low-calorie intake will ultimately cause weight gain because the body goes into starvation mode, which causes your hormones to conspire against you and provoke food cravings.
A toned, sculpted body feels fantastic! You feel proud of your hard work when you look in the mirror. Your clothes fit better, and you have more energy. You feel strong and confident when you work out, especially when you know you are doing something good for your body and mind. Additionally, you'll enjoy the compliments you get from others when they notice your results.
Putting yourself first is not selfish – it's self-care!
Many women prioritize others ahead of their needs, family, business, and friends and are afraid to say no to loved ones. They may feel like they need to sacrifice their happiness for the sake of others and do not permit themselves time out for self-care. As a result, they don’t seek the help they need and often feel physically and emotionally overwhelmed. Nurturing yourself to be the best possible version of yourself is essential.
This may mean setting aside time each day to do something that makes you happy, such as reading, taking a walk, spending time with friends or family, and making time to go to the gym and strength train.
Strength training has many other positive effects, including releasing feel-good happy hormones. When you strength train, your body releases endorphins, hormones that block pain signals from the brain and produce a feeling of euphoria. This can help improve your mood, alleviate stress, and promote overall well-being.
There is no shame in wanting to look and feel amazing.
In today's society, with so much peer pressure to look a certain way or be a certain weight, it can be easy to forget that everyone is beautiful in their way. There's no need to try to be someone else. Be yourself, and the world will see your inner beauty. Take pride in your unique appearance and know that you are beautiful just the way you are.
However, It is okay to want to take care of your appearance and make sure that you're looking your best. So, whether you're getting ready to go out with friends or spending time with family, feeling confident in your skin will make the experience much better; you're bound to have a great time.
There is no shame in wanting to look good through fashion, makeup, or fitness; we can express ourselves in the way that makes us feel the best. Getting enough sleep, eating healthy, and exercising are all important. Taking breaks and allowing yourself time to relax is also essential.
If you don't take care of yourself, who will?
Strength training helps increase muscle mass, improve bone density, reduce body fat, and increase your metabolic rate. In addition, it boosts the production of happy hormones. These effects can improve self-esteem, body confidence, and a healthier lifestyle.
Looking good is not superficial; it's about feeling good in our skin. Furthermore, taking care of yourself must be a priority, not an afterthought.
Prioritizing self-care and incorporating resistance training three times per week into your fitness schedule will make you stronger, more energized, and better able to handle whatever life throws your way.
Finding a balance between caring for our physical and mental health and taking care of responsibilities is crucial.
Start today. Make strength training your best fitness pal.
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Batista Gremaud is the CEO and president of Dr. Fitness International, International Body Designer, Strength Training Expert, No1 Best Selling author of Feminine Body Design, Empowering Fitness For A Pain-Free Life, co-creator of the Feminine Body Design online strength training mentoring system, co-host of the Esoteric Principles of Bodybuilding, and producer of the Dr. Fitness USA’s show; Recipient of the most outstanding fitness program 2019 by The Winners Circle, Mastermind at Sea.
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