🏋🏼♀️WHY LIFT? (Part 2 of 2)🏋🏾♂️
Earlier this week, we covered 5 reasons to lift even if gaining strength or getting swole aren’t your goals (which is totally cool, btw -- your goals are YOUR goals). Go check it out if you haven’t yet.
Now let’s dive in to part 2! Here are 5 more reasons why YOU should consider lifting:
6️⃣ 𝗧𝗼 𝘂𝗻𝗱𝗲𝗿𝘀𝘁𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗵𝗼𝘄 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗯𝗼𝗱𝘆 𝘄𝗼𝗿𝗸𝘀 🏃🏿♀️🏃🏽♂️
If you spend time strength training, you’ll learn about fundamental movement patterns. You’ll understand how different approaches create different results. You’ll work through progressive overload and observe how your body responds. You’ll learn how to breathe through challenging moments. Knowing how your body works is powerful AF.
7️⃣ 𝗧𝗼 𝗺𝗮𝘅𝗶𝗺𝗶𝘇𝗲 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝘁𝗶𝗺𝗲 𝘀𝗽𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝘄𝗼𝗿𝗸𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗼𝘂𝘁 ⏱⏳
Strength training is the best “bang for your buck” when it comes to exercise. Lifting can be structured in such a way that it accomplishes a lot of the same benefits as cardio...but it doesn’t work the other way around.
8️⃣ 𝗧𝗼 𝗴𝗲𝘁 “𝘁𝗼𝗻𝗲𝗱” 💁🏼♀️💁🏾♀️
Most women tell me they want to look toned. The truth? Getting toned is just building *some* muscle, but not a lot. That’s it. There are no special “toning” exercises or workouts. So if you want to get toned, but you never do any strength training...well, you’re going to keep waiting. Pick up the weights!
9️⃣ 𝗧𝗼 𝗯𝗮𝗹𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗲 𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝗱𝗮𝘆-𝘁𝗼-𝗱𝗮𝘆 𝗹𝗶𝗳𝗲 👩🏻💻👨🏽💻 Fact: Our modern era is sedentary. We simply don’t move in all the ways our bodies are designed to, and regardless of your fitness or health goals, this isn’t ideal. Lifting gets our body in those necessary-but-neglected positions so we can move well and feel good everyday.
🔟 𝗧𝗼 𝗱𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗹𝗼𝗽 𝗴𝗿𝗶𝘁 🤜🏻🤛🏻
Lifting is hard work. From a physical standpoint we understand that, but hard work also develops grit; the kind of determination and sticktoitiveness that we need to dig deep and do the damn thing. My tagline is “training for strength of body, mind, and spirit” for good reason: because lifting builds all three at once!