Why Women Should Lift

Women can absolutely do anything, and that includes weightlifting.

What people are talking about...

Bulking. One of the most common misconceptions is that weight training is exclusively for men because lifting can make women too “bulky.” Most women are just not interested in lifting weights because it can also seem intimidating, unfamiliar, and exclusive to men.

 

What to say when you see a lone woman lifting at the weights section...

About time. Today, more women are slowly taking interest in weightlifting. Most women who lift heavy are perceived to be strong and confident rather than masculine. That’s because girls just don’t have enough testosterone to grow as big as men. In fact, women who regularly lift weights enjoy multiple health and fitness benefits. There are so many reasons why women should start weightlifting.

What to say when a woman tells you they don’t want to get big...

That’s not happening. One common misconception is how weightlifting can make you look bulky, which is the complete opposite of what most women want. But what most people don’t know is how much hard work and dedication it takes to achieve that sculpted, muscular, and bulging look. It takes years to build from a strict diet, discipline, and dedication. Getting that shredded look will never be an overnight success, so rest assure if looking big and bulky is your concern. You simply can’t achieve big muscles through lifting weights alone. You have to feed those muscles with the right nutrients too. Don’t be scared of the weights because of this reason! It just simply is not possible for women to get as big as men due to low testosterone levels! Don’t believe me? There’s are HUNDREDS of articles backed up by studies proving this. Seriously!

What to say to someone who is scared of weights...

Don’t worry, there’s nothing to be afraid of when you realize over half of the guys there have bad form. Another reason why women do not want to lift weights is that they are intimidated by them. Most women have never tried lifting heavy (with barbell) before in their life. They think they are weak and don’t know where to start. But it’s all just the mindset. Have the courage to try it out and then find confidence once you realize you can do it. It all takes but just one step into that section and some basic knowledge of a few exercises.

In addition, the weights sections are often populated by men who seem to know what they’re doing. Women are scared to approach that section because they are either new at lifting weights, being stared at,  or do not feel welcomed there from the masculine vibes. Not to mention, all the products men use to help their lifts look masculine as well. There is honestly not much about weight lifting that is welcoming for women. So it’s totally understandable. That’s why Mighty Buns is coming out with lifting gear for women. Weight training should be women inclusive.

Health and Fitness Benefits

For when you really want to lose fat and keep it off...

Try weight lifting. One of the best reasons for weight training is that the muscles you gain help you burn a ton of calories. In fact, you could burn more calories by lifting weights than by doing cardio. It helps build muscles which can boost your metabolism and turn your body into a mean fat-burning machine!

When your grandma’s body looks younger than yours...

Get your ass off the couch. If you want to preserve that well-toned body of yours until you reach your 50s or even 60s, lifting weights is your best option. Weight training helps keep your bones strong, your body functional, and keeps your body looking young!

For when you are PMSing and having menstrual cramps...

Lifting weights can even prevent you from getting cramps when you’re on your period! After a session of weightlifting, your body will release endorphins which can decrease the pain you’re feeling during your period and make you feel happy! It also increases the blood flow to the muscles which can also relieve your body from menstrual cycle related pain.

One of the most amazing benefits of strength training is it could actually improve your mental health. According to numerous studies, lifting weights lessens the symptoms of depression and instances of panic and anxiety attacks.

What to do when your spirit animal is...inner fat kid?

You should probably try weightlifting. Weightlifting is also good for the heart and can reduce your risk of getting diabetes. If you frequently gorge on sweets, pastries, and fatty foods, then lifting weights should be incorporated into your physical training. It can help lower blood pressure, improve how your body processes sugar, and prevent the onset of diabetes. The body’s ability to store glucose actually increases as you improve your muscle strength. By building muscles through lifting weights, your body will get significantly better at regulating your blood sugar levels.

What to say to ‘Skinny Fat’ people...

You have it easy. All you have to do to get that toned, slim body is to honestly lift weights so there’s actually some muscles to show. As you build muscles under your fat, the layer on top will naturally go away when you start training your overall body. Stop doing all that cardio and incorporate some strength training workouts. We promise your squishiness will go away and your muscles will give you the toned look.

What to say to #GirlsWhoLift...

Can I be like you?

Now that you have an idea of how weightlifting can actually improve not just your fitness level, but also your overall health, it’s time to start thinking about including lifting weights in your daily exercise routine. Mighty Buns is always here to support you throughout your journey through our content and products!

As a women empowerment brand, we want to encourage more women to lift, be confident, and strong. Weight training isn’t just a man’s sport but can be a women’s too. Ever seen those tiny girls who lift more than guys, but literally cannot even compare to a man’s size? YES, those girls are bold and strong but cute and feminine. It’s time for women to slay in the weight lifting game and it’s time to also rock cute fitness accessories at the gym because #girlslifttoo.