The Benefits of Strength Training for Women
At The Kahm Clinic, we promote and encourage a healthy balance of movement and exercise for the body. A sole focus on cardio does not provide the benefits that a comprehensive and balanced relationship with movement can offer. In this particular post, we will discuss the benefits of integrating weight training practices, especially for women. A few benefits of weight training may include:
Weight Maintenance & Lean Muscle Support
During strength training, your body will be burn excess energy as you are building muscle. In fact, women who incorporate strength training into their regular routine find they can expend energy and gain lean muscle at a quicker rate, allowing for achievement and maintenance of an ideal body weight and shape.
Strength work is also known for increasing bone density which can greatly reduce the risk of osteoporosis. Unfortunately, women tend to be at a higher risk for this health condition, but integrating more strength training can reverse or combat weakening bones.
Builds Strength Without Bulking Up
Some individuals may worry that strength training will make them bulk up and gain excess muscle. That really isn’t the case. By working with a professional, lifting weights and including additional forms of strength training will allow an individual to build strength in a manner that fits specific preferences for one’s body.
Helps Fight Against Heart Disease
Strength and resistance training supports the cardiovascular system. By improving the different components of this system, and working with a professional, your risk of heart disease and other cardiovascular issues may drop considerably.
These are just a handful of benefits individuals, and women in particular, may find once they begin to incorporate strength training into their exercise or movement routine!