Why Women Should Lift Weights – Infographic
After 25 years of training, I am still often puzzled as to why some women are reluctant to train with weights. Most women seem to spend most of their time doing cardio.
I always try to explain to my girlfriends that the benefits of strength training for women often exceed the benefits of doing cardio. This does not mean that cardio is bad, but it can be done along with a sensible strength training program.
I stumbled upon this infographic that does a great job of explaining some of the key benefits that strength training offers women. The infographic is well done and makes it easy to understand why women should lift. Women who lift weights are not going to become big and bulky.
Samantha Collins is a contributing author and is an ISSA certified personal trainer that has helped hundreds of men and women get in shape and helped them reach their fitness and weight loss goals.