Let’s talk about resistance training. Women, you will not get bigger. Trust me.
Some people refer to it as weigh training or strength training.
When most people think of resistance training they think of body builders or athletes. It is believed by many that when resistance training is done, the body will grow bigger. This is not true. It is will strengthen your body not increase the size. Resistance training will build and tone your body, giving you a better more defined shape and more strength. Your body will be remodelled! It also means you will be more active and have more fun!
You don’t need machinery
You can use a machine or your own body weight to do resistance training. Resistance training can also be done without weight training equipment. Doing pull-ups is one good example. You can do it just about anywhere where there is enough space for you to move. So those who are a bit constrained with space and a tight budget can still do resistance training.
What Are the Benefits of Resistance Training?
1: Increases bone mineral density
Bones are constantly restructuring; the tissues break down at and then rebuild. This is primarily done during puberty. As a person gets older this the process becomes slower. This is especially a problem for post-menopausal women. Which is why some doctors recommend women take vitamin C.
Bone mineral density is usually supported by the hormones. To address the problem of not having the hormones to maintain the bone mineral density, physical activity is the next best option. Resistance training is one physical activity that can address this.
2. Reduces body Fat
Being active will in turn burn more calories which will result in a leaner and better looking body. You will also feel much stronger.
3. Increases the range of activities
If you want to stay active and take part in a range of fun activities then it is important to do resistance training to keep yourself fit and healthy. You will stay fit, active and become stronger.
4. Increases Strength
Strong bones and strong muscles will be developed as you undergo the resistance training program. This in turn will lead to a better life for you as you will be able to experience more of the fun activities life has to offer.
5. Gets the heart pumping
When the heart is pumping, it is exercising. This can help with lowering blood pressure and a lowered heart rate. It also means that you are less likely to have problems with your heart, such as heart disease. A regularly training schedule will bring benefits very quickly.
6. As you get older
Elders will feel stronger and be more independent and have a better quality of life. They will be able to do simple tasks without having to ask others for help.
Do activities with caution and stay injury free
It is important that this type of activity be done correctly. Make sure that you consult with your doctor and that you are following a programme that has been agreed by either a qualified fitness instructor or doctor. You will be amazed at the benefits a correctly instructed programme can bring. Take it one small step at a time and only increase the intensity once you have become fitter and stronger.