Welcome to Day Nine of The November 30/30 Challenge.
The activity highlight for today is Weight Training!
Weight Training is something very close to my heart! I did write about it briefly here, but basically, I used to do body sculpting. It feels like a life time ago! In fact it feels like a different life altogether! Back before marriage and kids, when all I had to concentrate on was work and training!
This was me in 1994, competing in the Australian Natural Bodybuilding Federation, Melbourne titles.
I can't quite believe it was so long ago, but that's how it is with life. It just keeps on going by!
Anyway, obviously not everyone wants to take weight training to the level that I did, but if you want to tone and shape your body, there is no better way.
A lot of women worry that if they start to use weights, they will get all bulky and masculine looking, but women aren't naturally built that way. For a women to really bulk up, she would need to have a whole lot more testosterone in her body than the piddly amount we do have. Of course, everyone is different, and some women will find it easier and become more 'muscley' than others, but as a general rule, weight training for women is a brilliant shaping and toning tool. And the bonus is, by building more muscle, you raise your metabolism, so you burn more calories!
Some of the other benefits of weight training are:
Loss of body fat.
Decreases risk of Osteoporosis.
Reduce risk of Heart Disease.
Improves balance and co-ordination.
Lowers risk of Diabetes.
Lowers blood pressure.
I can't think of a better reason to start pumping iron!
You'll thank yourself for it!
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