MORE REASONS TO LIFT HEAVY
Hopefully, by now you know that lifting heavy will not turn you into a She-Man. Lifting heavy weights is what gives you the definition that every woman strives for. Here are five more reasons to get you the body you have always wanted!
HEAVY WEIGHT BUILDS MUSCLE
Would you rather break down a giant block of cement with a tiny hammer & chisel or with a sledge hammer? They’ll both do the job, but one is a lot easier and efficient. Lifting weight is kind of like that. Heavy weight is your sledge hammer to build muscle, get stronger, burn fat and look better.
HEAVY WEIGHT BUILDS CONFIDENCE
There’s nothing like the pride and accomplishment that comes from a new PR or doing something you never thought you could do. As women, confidence in the gym (and in life) is a HUGE game changer. You will feel invincible and unstoppable every time you pick up that barbell.
HEAVY WEIGHT BURNS FAT FASTER
We all want to be leaner, right? You look better, feel better and perform better with less body fat. The best way to get rid of that stubborn fat is to have more muscle. Cranking up your intensity will turn you into a fat-burning machine.
You may notice that you get hungrier after a swinging heavy kettlebells or hitting a new squat PR, but that’s a good thing! Your muscles want to grow! The more muscle you have, the less calorie restriction you’ll have to worry about because your muscles will be using those calories just to exist!
HEAVY WEIGHT KEEPS YOUR BONES & HEART HEALTHY
Strength training is so important for overall health! Research shows that lifting heavier weights increases bone density which decreases your risk of osteoporosis. Also, lifting is good for your heart. A solid 30-45 minutes session smashing some heavy weight works wonders for your cardiovascular system. If you’re consistent, you can say goodbye to hours on the treadmill!
HEAVY WEIGHT PRODUCES NEW GOALS
As women, so often we worry about the number on the scale or the size of our jeans. But when you’re focused on other goals in the gym, those numbers become less important. When you work hard for strength and performance-based goals, you won’t be disappointed when you get there.
Rather than just trying to get smaller and leaner (which we all have a plateau), there’s an infinite amount of things we can improve on in the gym. So get out of your comfort zone! Set some goals and then go smash them!
Do you want to finally be able to rep out pull-ups? Are you dying for a new PR?
Don’t let anything hold you back to #FindYourStrength.
Felicia is a fiery fit mom and elite nationally-qualified USAPL powerlifter from Nashville! As a busy working mom, she balances the demands of work and parenting a toddler while perusing her fitness goals.
Felicia started strength training in 2012 and after having a baby in 2014, she’s lost over 15lbs and gotten over 200lbs stronger. Now she is a national level powerlifter in the 52kg weight class.
As a 4’10” 114lb woman, she wants to show that strong women come in all shapes and sizes. In her transformation from average gym goer to competitive athlete, she loves to share what she’s learned about strength training, nutrition and work-life balance with other women trying to be the best version of themselves.
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