Women avoid weight training as much as men love it. The reason women are reluctant to work out with weights is only because they feel they might end up looking like female body builders. But before jumping onto any conclusions, consider this:
. Lifting a baby who weighs anything from four kilos to ten kilos is done on the spur of the moment.
. Lifting one or two liters of water-filled jars at a time is another chore most women do unthinkingly.
. Picking and lifting pieces of furnitures, cooking utensils and such other items are done daily.
Women have been lifting weight everyday for years and this hasn’t made them muscle-bound, so how can a few weight -bearing exercises?
Weight training is not only about looking good and sporting a muscular body. It’s also one form of exercise with untold benefits.
It may be difficult to believe but weight bearing exercises help to:
. Strengthen one’s body.
. Build a strong skeletal structure.
. Stay slim as muscles burn more calories during rest.
. Look good.
. Maintain flexibility of joints.
. Cope with daily chores efficiently.
Random Tip: Modern day thinking is that if the “core” of one’s body is strong then the rest of the body stays strong as well. The core is the centre of one’s body which comprises abdomen, best big butt foods the back, shoulder and pelvic girdle. If one works towards the health of these centres, then the rest of the body will stay fit as well.
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Muscle Building at Home: Develop core stability!
. Adopt correct posture where one pulls in the abdomen while standing or sitting. This is purely a contraction which is muscular in nature and helps tone and tighten the deep layers of muscles in the abdomen, pelvic girdle and the back.
. Keep the back straight by pulling the shoulder blades down and back and the spine completely free of stress in the lower region. To find this neutral position of the lower back or the lumbar spine, stand with legs shoulder width apart and tilt pelvis forward once and once to the back. In both these movements, you will realize that the ‘feel’ of the lower back alignment isn’t right and you need to stand straight to get the right lower back alignment. This means the area between the navel and the public bone should be held in, the lower back should be held in neutral and the shoulders should be pulled back, down and relaxed.
. Maintain the posture while working around the house and in a few weeks you will notice small changes in the way you look and feel and the way your body starts maintaining correct alignment and strength while at work.