“I don’t want to get bulky, just toned.” Okay, first of all you’re not going to get bulky even if you tried. Millions of guys hit the gym religiously on a mission to put on bulk and fail miserably. Men have 15 to 20 times the testosterone that women do and still continue to come up short. Ladies, you want more muscle and here are 8 reasons why!
The more muscle you have the better your body is at acid buffering. That means your body will be more alkaline and alkalinity translates to more endurance, energy, vitality and immune power!
The number one biomarker of longevity is the amount of muscle mass you carry. It’s actually a far better predictor of longevity than total cholesterol or blood pressure!
The more muscle you have the stronger you are and it turns out that strength is the number two predictor of longevity.
More muscle on your body equals more insulin receptor sites. It also means that the insulin receptors you have will be more sensitive to insulin themselves. In English, your body will handle carbs much more effectively!
Muscle burns calories; the more you have the more you burn. For every pound of muscle that you gain you burn about 50 extra calories per day. Just 4 pounds of muscle equates to an extra 200 calories burned daily!
Proper resistance training increases Growth Hormone (GH), which will help you to not only put on some muscle but also burn body fat. GH is the most potent fat burning hormone adults have at their disposal!
Stronger muscles can give you curves. Developed glutes (butt), legs, shoulders and arms can drastically change the shape of your entire body and you’ll look more aesthetically pleasing. Your clothes will fit a lot better too!
Assuming you learn and lift with proper technique your structural balance and posture will be much improved. You will stand up taller, feel better as well as look and feel more confident!
Defy Your Age:
More muscle mass in older women is strongly associated with better mobility (movement), lower body weight and a lower body fat percentage. Putting on some muscle will not only help you stay leaner as you age but also maintain stronger bones and avoid a broken hip!
Strong is the new skinny ladies…