When we first think about weight loss walking, jogging, dancing these are the first few exercises we do, even when I entered the gym for the first time I started with doing only cardio. Some of us are scared of entering the weight section, some of us don’t know the importance and some of us just forget they exist for women too
In this post I wanted to share with you how using weights helped me.(though I'm still a newbie in the weights section I have already noticed a few changes)
Burn calories after you have stopped working out (who won’t love this?)
I noticed initially I lost weight a little faster when I started including weights in my workout, that’s because it boosts your metabolic rate. When you do weights training your body burns calories even after you have completed your exercise.
You can combine weights with cardio (saves time)
You don’t always have to set time aside for weight training. If you are short on time you can combine cardio and weights. If you really love getting your heart rate up try doing kettle bell workouts or jump squats with weights (will post these soon)
Get toned-no more jiggly arms and thighs
Even though I was losing weight with cardio I was not getting toned, using weights makes your body tighter, gives better definition, no more jiggly arms and thighs. I think I lost inches faster when I started doing weights.
I get pure joy when I can do one more push-up or hold my plank longer than somebody in the gym, that’s all thanks to weight training. Cardio only increased my running stamina but when I started doing weights I became stronger, I can be out the whole day and not get tired.
Increases confidence and self worth
I don’t know how or why but weight training has helped me with my confidence it makes me happy.
I have read in a lot of articles about weight training making your bones stronger (my family has a history of weak bone so I hope all my weight training helps), it also reduces heart disease and risk of diabetes
(Ladies don’t worry about bulking up; we don’t have the hormones to become bulky)
Did I convince you to give it a try? In the next post we will discuss how to start weight training
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