Thursday, December 2, 2010
Should Women Lift Weights?
It is an interesting question. Is it good for a woman to lift weights as part of an exercise program? There was a time when women were told not to lift weights and you can still hear many women say they didn't want to lift weights for fear that they would become too bulky or build muscles, and that they would only lose it and have it turn to fat. Actually, weightlifting can be an great form of exercise. There are several key advantages. First, when a person builds muscle, the muscle actually helps increase the basal metabolic rate or metabolism. In addition, lifting lighter weights with multiple repetitions helps build core strength. The important thing to do is make certain that you know what you're doing so you don't injure yourself. This applies to anyone lifting weights. You should also continue to keep aerobics as part of your workout. Weightlifting can certainly be a big part of your exercise.