offset bone loss and can increase bone density in women who lift regularly. It also strengthens the connective tissue which increases joint stability.
Performing exercises with light weights and high repetitions will help build strength, muscle endurance, and tone to some degree but is not the most effective way to see results. Increased lean body mass leads to decreased levels of body fat.
Your clothing size may drop even though you may not lose weight but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Muscle weighs more than fat. Because women have lower amounts of testosterone than men, we are not going to bulk up or look like them unless we are taking steroids. This is a major misconception that I often hear.
Increasing or improving posture is another benefit of weight training. For example, if a person has a rounded back or weak shoulders, that can be improved through resistance work. Proper posture is everything and can lead to injury prevention.
Women have wider hips than men which creates a larger angle or “Q-angle” (the angle at which the femur meets the tibia). This increases the risk of ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) injuries for women. Strengthening the hips with