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Women and Weight Lifting

Alot of women do different types of workouts; running, swimming, walking or jogging.  Somehow, a majority of women are not likely to spend a half hour in a weight room or even doing some basic push-ups or squat at home.  Despite the known health beneifts of resistance training, only a few women lift free weights or use weight machines.  By doing weight training two times a week, it is an essential part of the total wellness package.  Women should do a combo of aerobic and strength training on a regular basis.

Weight training could change your body, boost your mood and keep you looking younger.  Muscle burns an estimated three times more calories than fat, adding two to four pounds of muscle can translate into an extra 100 calories burned each day.  Couple weight training with cardio and the benefits are fabulous.  By the way, you will not end up looking like a huge wrestler.  It's almost impossible to build bulky muscles like a guy.  Women simply don't have the hormonal makeup to get as muscular as men.  Remember, combining resistance training with regular cardio is going to help you look leaner as you become stronger.  In reality, lyour body acts as a whole unit, engaging multiple muscles simultaneously.  Make strength training a priority for yourself.

Update on Stephanie L.  She has seen a remarkable difference in her overall weight and is down to 139.5 pounds from her original weight of 147 pounds.  She's gained more confidence, energy and feels great.  She is almost at her goal of 130 pounds.  Keep up the good work, Stephanie. 

One local business to chekout for a vareity of workouts is:  F.A.S.T. located at 3477 S. Dixie Hwy. Lima, OH  45804 (419) 331-3278

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