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It is no myth that for men and women alike, weight training helps lose fat more effectively. It also helps you build lean muscle which has further benefits. If you ask me, everyone must and should lift weights in some form for their own benefit. Other than making way for faster weight loss, this form of workout has many more benefits on your body shape and strength.
To stress on the same, HealthShots spoke to Spoorthi, a fitness expert at Cult.fit. She doled out some tips, especially for the ladies, to keep in mind while performing any sort of weight training activities.
Doing any form of resistance training helps build lean muscle mass which boosts your overall metabolism. Furthermore, it also gives you the ‘toned’ body you’ve always wished for and aids weight loss.
Yes, you can benefit more by aligning your workouts to your luteal, follicular and ovulation phases. Increase the intensity just around after your periods and take it easy and lower the intensity on the days before your periods or during PMS.
It is not a myth that bodies react differently to workouts, especially between men and women. There are a lot of factors like your hormones – which can determine and affect your progress levels. So, it’s always better to have a personalized workout plan.
A lot of movements could be difficult to perform if you are just starting off. Give it time and take it slow. Scale down and perform the easier alternatives wherever required. Work on progressions so you can build up to that first push up or pull up.
Looking good is most people’s expected result of weight training and who doesn’t want to look better, right? But it is important to target your focus towards getting stronger. It is highly motivating and a great way to look forward to your workouts.
It is important to once again remember the fact that men and women have different hormonal levels. One such hormone is testosterone. This is the hormone that contributes to bigger and better muscle growth. Women have only 10 percent of testosterone levels compared to men, so it is technically impossible for women to get bulky by weight-training alone unlike their male counterparts.
Stay consistent with your workout and your nutritional habits. Some days at the gym will be great but some – not so much. Regardless, keep at it and focus on your workout for the day – that is what will lead you to your ultimate goal!