After this past year, there is no doubt we have some badass women at On The Rise! 🤟
Every one of them started somewhere. One rep at a time.
Learning the process to utilize every inch of their bodies.
Some of them just come into strength training.
Some come in to just maintain.
Some come for bodybuilding.
Some come for powerlifting.
Whatever their reasons they understand the benefits of lifting into their fitness journey.
Research has shown that just two strength-training sessions a week can actually burn more fat and help sculpt lean muscles.
Most women will not lift because they are afraid of looking "too masculine" or "getting too big". We know not every woman wants big biceps or thick thighs.
You won't get bulky
Females tend to have smaller muscle fibers than their males.
This allows for faster growth in males muscles even when placed under similar training,
Building muscle requires a lot of work and dedication of high volume targeted strength training with meticulous nutrition practice.
In other words, it will take a long time to get "bulky".
Trust us! Ask some of our bodybuilders/powerlifters how long it has taken them.
Lose more lifting than just cardio alone.
When you are lifting you are setting the body up for metabolic reactions.
This allows you to utilize the nutrients you are putting into your body and burn calories for up to 36 hours after.
While you resting your body still burns calories with your Basal Metabolic Rate.
Keeping cardio in your routine is a must to help lose weight still.
It will help with reducing pain in certain areas because you are not activating the right muscle groups.
Strength training can help target those underactive muscle groups.
Helps build self-confidence and reduce stress
Most young girls are made to feel they need to look a particular way. Usually, they see models and actresses, and that is what a woman should look like. When you lift you start to feel stronger and your body starts to feel sexier. The ability to squat a bar with plates on it makes any woman feel stronger. Like runners high, when you lift you release the feel-good endorphins in your brain! This helps alleviate stress.
"A study published by the National Institute of Health suggests that the chronic increase in energy expenditure, even after a minimal resistance training session, may favorably affect energy balance and fat oxidation. Rather than reaching for that early afternoon cup of coffee, grab a barbell." You will up your quality of sleep by helping you fall asleep and stay asleep.