Women and Weights?
Studies have shown that weight training does increase muscle mass but consequently decreases body fat over time due to an increased metabolic rate. When using the bathroom scales to check our "weight", the exchange of muscle for fat maintains our existing body weight measurement (kgs) and enables the believe of no fat loss.
A study comprised of a 3 times 12-15 minute a week resistance training sessions for a total of 6 months involving both men and women. Results showed that females lost significantly MORE body fat when compared to men. Other studies have also demonstrated that resistance based exercise enhanced cognitive abilities of ageing women.
The bottom line is that women shouldn’t neglect weights and should incorporate them into their weekly exercise program. Pictures below are some of the women I have trained and have implemented weight training (5 times per week).
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