Women NEED to lift weights. Light weights are good, medium to heavy weights are better.
Of course, we only recommend lifting medium to heavy weights after you have progressed steadily under the supervision of an expert trainer.
Lifting weights can increase metabolism, strength, muscle tone, and life expectancy.
We use dumbbells, kettlebells, and barbells in our workouts.
There are lots of reasons women should lift weights. Here are some:
- Higher osteoporosis risk later in life. Stronger bones are built through resistance training.
Women need to squat, deadlift, carry and drag heavy weights to build bone density.
- Posture. We all have the image of Great Grandma with her hunched over back. This is not the normal aging process. Great Grandma’s upper back muscles have atrophied. We need strong back and core muscles to keep our spine upright (good posture) and it is possible to build muscle as you age.
- Slowing metabolism. As your lean muscle increases, so does your resting metabolism. Lift weights to increase your metabolism.
- Abs. Bracing your abs in weighted squats and deadlifts will build a stronger core than sit ups alone.
Studies show that we can build muscle at any age. So if you are 40, 50, 60, 70 and beyond, it’s not too late to start building muscle and seeing all of the amazing benefits!