๐Ÿ‹๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธWHY LIFT? (Part 2 of 2)๐Ÿ‹๐Ÿพโ€โ™‚๏ธ

Earlier this week, we covered 5 reasons to lift even if gaining strength or getting swole arenโ€™t your goals (which is totally cool, btw -- your goals are YOUR goals). Go check it out if you havenโ€™t yet.

Now letโ€™s dive in to part 2! Here are 5 more reasons why YOU should consider lifting:

6๏ธโƒฃ ๐—ง๐—ผ ๐˜‚๐—ป๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ต๐—ผ๐˜„ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ฏ๐—ผ๐—ฑ๐˜† ๐˜„๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ธ๐˜€ ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿฟโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿฝโ€โ™‚๏ธ

If you spend time strength training, youโ€™ll learn about fundamental movement patterns. Youโ€™ll understand how different approaches create different results. Youโ€™ll work through progressive overload and observe how your body responds. Youโ€™ll learn how to breathe through challenging moments. Knowing how your body works is powerful AF.

7๏ธโƒฃ ๐—ง๐—ผ ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐˜…๐—ถ๐—บ๐—ถ๐˜‡๐—ฒ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐˜๐—ถ๐—บ๐—ฒ ๐˜€๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜ ๐˜„๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ธ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐˜ โฑโณ

Strength training is the best โ€œbang for your buckโ€ 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 doesnโ€™t work the other way around.

8๏ธโƒฃ ๐—ง๐—ผ ๐—ด๐—ฒ๐˜ โ€œ๐˜๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐—ฑโ€ ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿพโ€โ™€๏ธ

Most women tell me they want to look toned. The truth? Getting toned is just building *some* muscle, but not a lot. Thatโ€™s it. There are no special โ€œtoningโ€ exercises or workouts. So if you want to get toned, but you never do any strength training...well, youโ€™re going to keep waiting. Pick up the weights!

9๏ธโƒฃ ๐—ง๐—ผ ๐—ฏ๐—ฎ๐—น๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ฒ ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐˜ ๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐˜†-๐˜๐—ผ-๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐˜† ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ณ๐—ฒ ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿฝโ€๐Ÿ’ป Fact: Our modern era is sedentary. We simply donโ€™t move in all the ways our bodies are designed to, and regardless of your fitness or health goals, this isnโ€™t ideal. Lifting gets our body in those necessary-but-neglected positions so we can move well and feel good everyday.

๐Ÿ”Ÿ ๐—ง๐—ผ ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ผ๐—ฝ ๐—ด๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐˜ ๐Ÿคœ๐Ÿป๐Ÿค›๐Ÿป

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 โ€œtraining for strength of body, mind, and spiritโ€ for good reason: because lifting builds all three at once!

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