Strength training has SO MANY BENEFITS, besides helping you to build strong, beautiful muscles and curves, there are many health related benefits to strength training, like:
- Lowers blood pressure
- Greater bone density (this one’s for your parents and grandparents – HELLO STRONG bones and less fracture risk)
- Reduce risk of diabetes, heart disease and risk of breast cancer
- Reduces stress and anxiety
- Carries over to functional and daily actives
- Decrease risk of injury
- Better posture
PLUS it gives you confidence, not only in your looks but in your own abilities.
The feeling of being able to carry a heavy box by yourself (ladies, you feel me) without asking for help or struggling, is a little victory of its own. Furthermore, being able to squat more than you could a month ago – well that’s just invigorating, but (as long as you’re doing it properly) is so good for you body! Squats are SO functional, work all the major muscles in your body, and doing them increases your metabolic rate!
So, what’s stopping you from lifting now?