5 benefits of bodybuilding for women

Today we have many studies that prove countless benefits of training in bodybuilding for women, from disease prevention to aesthetic improvements.

Strength training or weight training, also known as weight training or resistance training (Fleck & Kraemer, 2004), has become one of the most well-known forms of exercise, both to enhance physical training of athletes and to improve physical fitness adult non-athletes, the elderly and children.

Studies indicate that resistance training is an effective intervention for several factors: it avoids sarcopenia (loss of muscle mass), increases strength performance, normalizes blood pressure in those who normally have high values, reduces insulin resistance, reduces risks decreases body fat, increases metabolic rate (metabolism), improves function in those with rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis (Fiatarone et al., 1994).

Resistance exercises increase the production of growth hormone, cortisol, and testosterone, which are dependent on a wide variety of factors such as: exercise intensity, exercise volume, amount of muscle mass involved during exercise, and magnitude of the recovery interval between the series (Kraemer et al., 2001). This makes women benefit because the production of testosterone is low.

5 benefits of bodybuilding for women:

1. Accelerates Metabolism : the efficiency in metabolizing fat improves. As we saw above occurs a change in the tissues, you gain more lean mass and changes in the hormones which helps to increase your metabolism.

2. Weight Loss:  With the improved metabolism of fat, your body’s fat tissue decreases, and you do not lose fat just in the workout, at rest as well.

3. Improved Self Esteem:  Bodybuilding provides a more shapely body, and with that your self-esteem goes up a lot. It is a myth that women only get muscular with their muscular workouts, so that you become muscular in exaggeration it is necessary to ingest hormones, only the training will not result in exaggerated muscles.

4. Cardiac Benefits:  Several studies have already proven the efficiency of muscle training for the prevention and treatment of cardiac diseases.

5. Preventing Osteoporosis:  Muscle building brings more strength and endurance to muscles, joints and bones, and muscle training is the most effective way to treat and prevent osteoporosis.

Adriano Antonio Rodrigues Silva

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