Finding The Beauty In Strength - MissLJBeauty

Finding The Beauty In Strength

Hi everyone

More and more women each year are taking up exercises which focus on increasing their strength. It’s always been a bit of a man’s game, but now the ladies are storming in to prove that we can do it too. Whether it’s for aesthetics, weight loss, muscle gain or just as a justification that you can do it all together, strength exercises are definitely not for the weak-minded. It’s not so much the physical strength that you need in the beginning - that can be built up over time - but moreso the mindset that you need to adopt to keep on going.

What Are The Benefits?

There’s more to just looking good when it comes to exercising, especially where weight training is concerned. Think about everything that you do in your day to day life; from steering your car, to taking out the trash, to even opening a door for somebody. These all require a certain amount of physical strength to do, although you may not even realise that you’re doing it. However, over time, you may start to feel a pressure doing what you have been doing for years. Your body will start to resist as it hasn’t had the right amount of buildup to keep it going over time. You’ll find that the more you train, the more you’’ be able to do in terms of stamina and endurance. Even just pushing a shopping cart around and getting out of breath as it gets heavier will become a whole lot easier for you.

What Should I Start With?

If you’re a member of a gym, it’s best to ask a personal trainer or qualified gym assistant to help you decide on what to start out with. It’s best not to go in big and bold; start small and work your way up as you go along. There are detailed plans for you to follow online which mix and match the weights you’re using, the reps you’re doing and the amount of sets that you strike out to achieve. What you start out with also depends on where on your body you want to target, with rack pulls and deadlifts focusing on your back muscles but bench presses concentrating more on working out your arms. You will know where you need to touch up on, so it’s up to you to move forward with it.

How Do I Look?

Weight training is great for body weight loss and toning up. You don’t have to bulk out in order to do it, and it can be a great confidence booster even after just a couple of sessions. The main thing to remember is to stick at it for as long as you can so that the effects become more hard-wearing and longer lasting. Not only will you be in great physical shape, but such exercises can also have a positive effect on your mental health - it has even been cited that resistance training is one of the best things to help you stay in great shape mentally.

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