Top 5 Reasons Why Women Should Lift Weights

A woman’s place is in the weight room, not on the cardio machines.  The following tips are meant to make you look and feel healthier, and improving your confidence of being in the weight room…opposed to wasting your time on the cardio machines.

1. You will get stronger!

  • Don’t be a fragile girl anymore.  Every girl wants to be stronger because it is…awesome.

2. You will look better naked!

  • …because you will lose fat and ultimately become leaner.  Lifting weights increases Excess Post-Exercise Oxygen Consumption (EPOC) for up to 48 hours after lifting.  Translation: As well as during the workout, weightlifting causes your body to burn calories up to 48 hours after a workout (even while you are sleeping).  Doing long-slow duration training (LSD training) only burns calories while you are doing it (jogging, elliptical machine, bike).  Exception: High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT).

3. Your bones will be stronger!

  • Women have an increased possibility of developing osteoporoses over men.  Bone density improves approximately 20% in within six months of weight training.

4. Your heart will get stronger!

  • Lifting weights is proven to lower bad cholesterol, and blood pressure.


  • Get the image of a bronzed woman flexing her huge biceps and small boobs out of your head right now.  Women can only look like this with years of dedication and performance enhancing drugs.  The reality is: women DO NOT have enough testosterone to support building large muscles.  Still scared?  Lifting heavier weights at lower reps (6 and under) produces strength, while lifting lower weights at higher reps (10-15) produces hypertrophy (bulkier muscles).  Athletes have known this for years.  Think of how many sports require the athlete to make a certain weight.  They had to start weight lifting to become stronger, without gaining size.