Why Weights Are Your Friend
Weight lifting should be apart of everyone's workout regime. Starting a weight lifting regimen may sound intimidating, but it shouldn't be. While you should proceed with caution and learn proper form, and ensure that you use a progressive training protocol, you should not let the fear of what people think or getting hurt, too big or anything else stand in your way.
Let's start with some benefits to weight lifting, then from there, we can understand a systematic way to incorporating them into your time at the gym!
1) Adding muscle to your physique will keep you burning calories while at rest
2) You will help keep osteoporosis at bay as it helps increase bone density
3)Working out with weights also boosts testosterone levels. Women it's ok, we don't produce enough to look bulky
4)It will help you lose weight but instead of being a skinnier version of yourself with just cardio alone, you will change your shape into beautiful definition
5)You are boosting your metabolism
6)Strength gains, need I say more here
7)You will decrease stress levels by lifting weights
8)You can do less cardio, repeat, need I say more here
9)According to research, you will be happier. (Researchers found that people who performed three weight workouts a week for six months significantly improved their scores on measures of anger and overall mood.)
10)Your clothes will fit better.