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Why Women Should Lift Weights

Why Women Should Lift Weights

Resistance training, weight training and strength training are terms used to describe a form of exercise that involves the use of weights. Most women are skeptical about weight training and are petrified about "bulking up" like men. This is a very common misconception most women have. To begin with, a man's body composition and hormones function differently. Men have a higher amount of testosterone that is responsible for their masculine body and muscle mass. This difference doesn't allow a woman to become muscular like a man's body, unless they are on certain steroids that help them achieve that body type.

Our bodies are primarily made of muscle, fat, water and bones. There is a certain amount of fat required in our body to maintain normal life processes. However, most Indian women have a high fat percentage that predisposes them to many diseases. Though cardio training helps to burn calories, a certain amount of strength training is essential for several benefits that many women are not aware of.