Women Lifting Weights: “But I don’t want to be bulky!”

Women lifting weights a few times a week is not going to turn you into the Incredible Hulk. Do not be scared of lifting heavy weights in the fear that it will cause “bulkiness”. As a matter of fact, lifting weights is beneficial to your overall health.

Fear of bulking up is one of the biggest things holding women back from achieving their dream physique.

When most women hear they need to incorporate strength training into their exercise regimen they say, “But I don’t want to be bulky!”. The only “bulky” females seen are the bodybuilders that inject themselves with male hormones. Females simply don’t have enough natural testosterone to build that kind of muscle naturally.

Even males have to slave away in the gym, lifting maximum weight several days a week for months on end just to gain a few pounds of muscle. And their testosterone levels are 20 times that of the average female.

Women with a muscular physique, that aren’t taking testosterone, have been lifting heavy weights for several years at least. In addition to maintaining a diet of high calories. If diet yields a calorie deficit, the body literally will not have the raw material to build new muscle tissue. What it will do, however, is help maintain and strengthen muscle tissue as fat is lost. This is especially true if it’s incorporated with the weight loss and/or HCG diet plans we provide.

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There are numerous benefits to lifting weights and some of them may surprise you! Because women don’t have the same level of testosterone as men our ability to gain muscle as they do is virtually nonexistent. However, that doesn’t mean that it won’t help shape our bodies.

According to Shape.com and Bodybuilding.com, the benefits of women lifting weights include:

  • More Effective Fat Loss, Especially Belly Fat
  • Muscle Definition
  • Curves
  • Burn More Calories
  • Strengthen Your Bones
  • Improved Sleep Quality
  • Improved Heart Health
  • And More!

The huge benefit of weight training is your body’s ability to burn fat during and after exercise. You may burn more calories during your 1-hour cardio class than you would lifting weights for an hour, but a study published in The Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research found that women who lifted burned an average of 100 more calories during the 24 hours after their training session ended. This means that you continue to burn calories after your workout. And the more muscle you gain the more calories you burn during and after your workout.

A University of Alabama study found that the women who lifted weights lost more deep belly fat than those who just did cardio. This not only helps you lose weight and build a more toned body, but it also lessens your risk of diabetes, metabolic syndrome, and some cancers.

A study published in the International SportMed Journal suggests that morning resistance training or high-intensity training greatly affects the quality of sleep and lengthens the time of sleep the night after training.

A study conducted at McMaster University found that after a year of resistance training, postmenopausal women increased spinal bone mass by 9 percent. The earlier you begin weightlifting, the greater chance you have to maintain bone health later in life.

Strength Training and Nutrition

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No matter if the goal is to gain or lose weight, one should always aim to lose fat and gain muscle, just to different degrees according to the weight goal. Used in conjunction with one of our many weight loss options, the body you desire is within reach.

At Tampa Rejuvenation we offer DNA testing for weight loss, appetite suppressants, vitamin injections, liver detoxes, food allergy testing, and body composition procedures.

No two bodies are the same which is why we do testing to determine what works for you. If you’ve tried fad dieting then you know that it doesn’t always work. You may see some results but after a few weeks or months, the pounds come back. Liposuction will help you lose weight but it is highly invasive and requires weeks of recovery and downtime. Instead of relying on highly invasive, one-size-fits-all approaches to medical weight loss, health specialists at Tampa Rejuvenation utilize a variety of medical breakthroughs to help you achieve your goals.

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So will you become the Hulk by strength training? Probably not. And if you do become the Hulk it’s because of Gamma Radiation, not lifting weights. A few extra pounds of lean muscle on your body is actually very desirable. It will result in a faster metabolism, a much more appealing physique, and a far greater ability to keep your weight loss off for good!