Why women need to lift heavy!

Being strong doesn’t just help you become fast and more robust for sport but it makes you a physically prepared human being for every day life.

Endurance athletes always want to find a way to become faster for longer, with less injury and illness.

As we age we still want to be strong and full of energy for our busy lives and let’s not forget to mention add longevity to live a healthy longer life.

Strength training is the key to this!!

Women need this more than ever and here are the reasons why:

  • Muscle and strength is easy to lose if you don’t train, especially as you hit peri and menopause.
  • Both men and women loose 8% of strength each decade from the age of 13. This then further accelerates after the age of 60. You will be 20% weaker by the time you are 50.
  • Loss of estrogen during menopause makes this accelerate further, as estrogen is essential for muscle stem cell function and maintenance.

We don’t need to give into this science we can build muscle by conducting resistance training and lifting HEAVY!

So how do we do this:

  • Low reps, heavy weight!! Must be conducted safely and with knowledge and guidance.
  • Build true strength by increasing the maximum force your muscle can produce in a single contraction.

Remember, if you don’t use it you will loose it!

Health benefits:

  • Increased metabolic rate
  • Improved posture and stability
  • Stronger bones
  • Blood pressure control
  • Maintenance of your body- i.e. lifting heavy means we increase our lean muscle mass and reduce fat gain.
  • Improves you immunity

I can offer guidance and lead you on a safe journey of lifting heavy, what are you waiting for?!

Women Lifting Heavy