Are only guys allowed to lift weights? Will women's bodies become bulky if they lift weights? Fitness influencer Rashmi Rai dispels misconceptions and explains the advantages of weight training for women. To learn more, watch.
Cardio exercises like treadmill running, Zumba, or aerobics are usually recommended to women as being the most effective for reducing weight. They are led to assume that weightlifting and strength training are exclusively the domain of males. They are taught that lifting weights will make their bodies look bulkier and more manly, like certain males. However this is a total misconception.
Strength training, on the other hand, is quite advantageous for women. It will boost their power and confidence in addition to helping them get healthier and lose weight more quickly.
Benefits of weight lifting
- Helps burn excessive fat
- Makes you stronger
- Strengthens your heart health
- Helps improve bone density
- Helps in managing stress and blood circulation
- Boosts the self confidence
- Relieve back pain
- Reduces risk of Injury
- Increases body strength