If you are set on a cardio program and avoid weight training because it is geared towards “bulking up” consider these benefits of weight lifting for women. A weight training program, customized for your fitness goals by a personal trainer, can be very beneficial for the types of goals women generally have, perhaps even more so than cardio.
Weight Loss Benefits
When it comes to weight loss, training with weights can burn more calories than when your body engages in a cardio program. Weight training sheds fat and tones muscles, making your body trimmer and more defined. Because muscle burns calories at a higher rate than fat, the more toned and strong your muscles are the more calories you will burn both during and after your workout. So your everyday activities such as climbing stairs, carrying your baby, doing housework, are being used more efficiently by your body to burn…
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