The importance of strength training for females – Personal Training Sevenoaks

Often females avoid strength training because they think it will make them big and bulky. This isn’t the case at all as the naturally higher levels of estrogen in females make it harder for women to significantly develop the size of their muscles. 
Now we have cleared up the most common barrier to strength training, we can now have a look at the benefits it carries:

Decreased risk of osteoporosis
As females get older, the hormonal changes that take place in the body lead to a decrease in bone density, this can leave females with an increased risk of suffering from osteoporosis. Regular strength training can slow down bone deterioration and reduce the risk of suffering from osteoporosis.

Preserved muscle mass
As we age, muscle mass naturally declines. Regular strength training will slow down the rate of decline and will also help to enhance your muscle mass. This is vital when maintaining a good lifestyle as it allows us to undertake day to day tasks with ease.

Decreased risk of injury
As we build muscle, we protect our joints from injury, increasing balance and coordination. Again, it is increasingly important as we grow older, allowing us to stay independent for longer.

Increased weight loss
Regular strength training will help to improve your lean muscle mass. Individuals with a higher muscle mass generally have a higher metabolism, meaning their bodies burn more calories which can aid weight loss.
Thinking of starting strength training?
Strength training can be daunting for many but it doesn’t necessarily mean lifting heavy weights. You can use other equipment such as resistance bands, kettlebells, free weights as well as resistance machines.
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Ellis Gordon,
Personal Trainer Sevenoaks,
Better Body Group
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