You’ve heard the myth before…. weight training makes women “bulky” looking.
Before we move on to the benefits of resistance training for women, we’ll make sure to completely dismiss the concept of becoming too muscular too fast with weight training.
Most importantly, women do not produce enough of the sex hormone testosterone to effectively build large amounts of muscle mass. As you might have seen in magazines, there are exceptions– most, if not all of these female exceptions are taking anabolic steroids or testosterone therapy to obtain the bodybuilding look.
Second, you need to eat a surplus of calories in order to gain weight. This makes gaining any kind of weight difficult due to the metabolic properties of weight training.
What are the benefits of resistance training for women?
- Increased metabolism
- Increased bone density
- Decreased body fat percentage
- Toning of muscles
- Increase flexibility
- Fight off hypokinetic diseases
- Decrease stress levels
- Improve quality of sleep