Women and strength training – it can make all the difference.
There’s always this big question around strength training for women. At fu/nis EMS studio we focus on strength and increasing your metabolism. EMS training is primarily strength training, and that’s why we love it so much! For 20min we strengthen up to 90% of your skeletal muscle at the same time. Win win! Minimum time in your week for maximum results.
So this strength training, what does it mean? To answer this question we need to explain quickly what the task of skeletal muscle is.
Why do we have skeletal muscles?
Skeletal muscles are attached to our bones by tendons, and they produce all the movements of our body parts to relation to each other. Skeletal muscles combine with our bones, keep us upright and protect our vital organs inside our body.
So let’s see this as our armour. If you could strengthen your armour for everyday use, why not, right?
This is the main reason that you would want to do strength training, to keep your body strong while you ‘do’ your life.
So, what is strength training?
Strength training can be defined as an exercise type that is contracting your muscles when resisting a weight or object, or in our case here at fu/nis EMS, the impulses. In a nutshell, it’s an exercise that promotes an increase of muscle strength.
But that’s not all, strength training also helps to burn calories and keep our bones strong. And by doing strength training you will still burn calories long after your session. So by the time that you go home and go to bed tonight, your body still burns calories away, even though you are doing nothing! BONUS!
What are the benefits of your strength training:
– Preserves muscle mass
As women grow older, muscle mass unfortunately diminishes. But with consistent strength training, you can reverse this effect. Unfortunately as we age, the fat% in our body increases if we do not keep the lean muscles in our body working. Strength training helps preserve and enhance your muscle mass, regardless of your age!
– Controls weight
A consistent strength training program will help you to control a healthy body weight, because the strength training helps build lean muscle and lean muscle burns calories.
Strength training helps burn calories for a longer period. After your strength session, calories will be burning even if you sit behind your desk, sit on the couch or go to bed.
– Reduces risk of osteoporosis
Because of the hormonal changes that women experience as they get older, they naturally lose bone density, which is putting them at an increased risk for developing osteoporosis. Routinely lifting weights or doing any strength training slows bone deterioration and can help: your bones grow stronger, help you maintain strength, and reduce your chance of developing — or slow the effects of — osteoporosis.
– Decreases injury risk
When you build muscle, you help protect your joints from injury and increase your balance and coordination. This becomes increasingly important to help you maintain your independence as you age.
So there you go ladies, add that strength training to your weekly training schedule for the win! 😉