Strength training is an important component of any fitness routine, and it can be particularly beneficial for women. While many women may shy away from strength training, fearing it will make them bulky or unfeminine, the truth is that strength training can enhance female performance in numerous ways.
In this article, we'll explore some of the ways that strength training can enhance female performance.
Here's a quick breakdown of how you can expect to feel, and what your superpower is during each phase of your cycle.
1. Increased Strength and Power
The most obvious benefit of strength training is increased strength and power. By lifting weights or using resistance bands, women can build muscle and increase their overall strength. This can be beneficial for women in many areas of their lives, from everyday tasks, business activities, and lifestyle/athletic pursuits.
2. Improved Bone Density
Another benefit of strength training for women is improved bone density. As women age, they are at a higher risk of developing osteoporosis, a condition that weakens bones and increases the risk of fractures. Strength training can help to increase bone density and reduce the risk of osteoporosis. The absence of osteo-related issues paves the way for longevity, confidence, and freedom when it comes to moving and living in all the ways that matter most to you.
3. Improved Balance and Stability
Strength training can also improve balance and stability, which can be beneficial for women in many areas of their lives. Improved balance and stability can help women prevent falls and injuries, and can also be beneficial for athletic pursuits that require agility and coordination, and in reducing nagging aches and pains that get in the way of you living your most productive, badass life.
4. Increased Metabolism and Fat Loss
Strength training can also increase metabolism and promote fat loss. By building muscle, women can increase their resting metabolic rate, which means they burn more calories even when they're not exercising. Additionally, strength training can help women lose fat while preserving lean muscle mass. While I never promote weight loss as the number one priority for any woman, there's no denying how much better we feel physically, mentally, and emotionally when we're able to maintain a healthy body composition.
5. Improved Mental Health
Strength training can also have a positive impact on mental health. Exercise, in general, has been shown to reduce stress, anxiety, and depression, and strength training is no exception. Additionally, strength training can boost confidence and self-esteem, which can have a positive impact on overall performance and well-being.
Strength training can enhance female performance in numerous ways. From increased strength and power to improved bone density, balance, and stability, to increased metabolism and fat loss, and even mental health, strength training is a valuable addition to any fitness routine. So, if you're a woman looking to take your fitness (and your business) to the next level, consider adding strength training to your routine and reap the benefits for your overall performance and well-being. Need help getting started? Check out these resources.