Our female-friendly guide to using the free weights in the gym
Fast free weights moves to build muscle fast
Testosterone is the main hormone needed for muscle growth and women have much lower levels than men, so find it much more difficult to gain muscle. You'd have to lift a lot of really heavy weights to get bulging biceps.
Fat and muscle are two completely different substances, and you can't turn one into the other. Working out with weights increases your metabolism and burns off fat, while simultaneously helping you to develop lean, toned muscle.
No, but it will help you lose inches. Time to ditch that fixation with the scales and focus on how your clothes fit, because if you regularly work out with weights, you'll drop a dress size much quicker.
Getting rid of fat and building lean muscle with weights will help to boost your stamina. Plus, there are loads of other health benefits, from reduced stress and PMS symptoms to improved posture and a lower risk of diabetes, heart disease and osteoporosis. Need any more reasons to give it a try?
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