To make things SIMPLE, let’s just remember this ladies: Lifting Weights increases Lean Muscle and that equals Fat Loss/Weight Loss.
Just to be clear, a weight training program can burn up to 40% more fat when added to your other types of workouts. Studies have proven that with a proper nutritional plan, women who “Lift” are far more likely to lose only fat, while their strictly cardio counterparts lost fat and muscle.
So, how do ladies achieve this nice lean muscle tone without looking like a bulky bodybuilder?
Again, to make this fairly simple, here is a great analogy to help explain. You wouldn’t bring your Prius into the shop for some routine maintenance and then tell the technician “I do not want this car to come out looking like a Lamborghini!” would you? Of course not, that would never happen because it is virtually impossible. You will only “bulk up” if you don’t also lose fat.
Even with all of the countless research studies that have proven how very beneficial weight training is for women, some skeptics are still resistant to the power of pumping iron.
Here’s a fact, lifting weight will not make you huge. Generally- sugar, booze, and processed food will make you huge. Eating all of the leftovers on your kid’s plate just so that the food “doesn’t go to waste” will go to YOUR waist. Specifically – wine, cupcakes, pop-tarts, french fries, pizza, and mac and cheese to name a few along with sitting on your butt too much will make you huge.
Strength training helps women attain more lean muscle tissue and gives them that toned look. That will help your body metabolize more fat around the clock. (Even while you sleep!) So, raise your hand if you would like to burn fat while you are sleeping…
That’s what we thought!