Yes, Women Lift! The Importance Of Resistance Training After 35

side profile woman lifting dumbbell weightContrary to popular belief, women can train dirty and maintain their femininity! While cardio is essential to shedding excess weight, strength training, defined as the use of resistance (free weights, machines, your own body weight) to build strength, anaerobic endurance and size of skeletal muscles, is just as vital to looking and feeling fabulous. After all, stronger muscles equal the ability to burn more calories – quicker.