I’m amazed in 2020, that we still have women thinking simply picking up some 5 lb weights will lead to a hard body. SPOILER ALERT 🚨: It doesn’t. Lol 😆 Having muscles, and strength training within a balanced workout regimen of cardio and balance or functional training, help create a healthy and balanced lifestyle.
As we age, and most of y’all are in my age cohort, we lose muscle mass and definition. This is just a natural part of aging. So adding strength training to the mix is to slow that loss.
Muscles are important and not just for Flex Fridays. They are more metabolically active, meaning they burn more calories at rest than fat. They also are important as we age for the benefits of our bones and joints. Being stronger also helps in recovery if a person falls. This is true. The stronger and healthier you are, helps our healing processes.
I think sculpted bodies are hot and look amazing in jeans, but some ppl ain’t worried about that angle. Having muscles as you age help you use the bathroom alone, bring your own groceries in, and/or run from zombies if necessary.
Do not be scared to add weight training into your game plan. And pick up adult weights, not just 2-3 lbs.