Men, you can learn from this post too!!
The above words may be hard to swallow for quite a few people. For years, women have feared lifting weights and often opt for "easy street" thus missing out on some of the following benefits:
- Osteoporosis prevention
- Muscle strength (did you know you losing it as you age most notably starting in your 30s? More rapidly if you aren't strength training)
- Reduce risk of injury, manage injuries and arthritis
- Decrease body fat (YES!! Studies have found on average women gain 2 lbs of muscle and lose 3.5 lbs of fat. Men, the results are even better for you!!)
(Westcott, W., and R. Winett. Applying the ACSM guidelines. FMY Vol. 22.: 40-43, 2006)