Strength training for women

Weight training is an important part of any exercise program however, this week I will be focusing on the benefits that weight training holds for women.

Many of the common issues women face can be addressed thought lifting weights: Body fat, stress, weakness, insomnia, osteoporosis, poor balance, etc.

You really don't need a lot of fancy equipment or expensive gym memberships to train with weights. All you really need are a couple pair of hand weights to get you started. It will most likely take you a couple times to figure out what size weights you should be using for each exercise, but you want to make sure the weight is heavy enough and not too easy. The object is to lift weights heavy enough to build muscle, which in turn will speed up your metabolism and burn more fat. Weight training is a weight bearing activity which with consistency over time (at least six months) you will begin to increase your bone density which helps to prevent osteoporosis. Many women report after weight training they get a better night sleep. It can also be a great stress reliever taking your mind off other things while you are focusing on breathing, proper form, and technique. I have seen the confidence level in many of my women clients improve immensely even after a couple weeks of weight training three times a week.

When it comes to weight loss, or rather, fat loss, there is a lot more to it than just weight training or cardio exercise alone. Women On Weights is now offering unique classes to teach you everything you need to know to get results. Classes are small, to offer more individualized attention. It is actually more like a small group personal training session. You will be given the tools you need to see the results you want.

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