Starting Cross Fit? Insanity? Weight Lifting? Trail Running? Pretty much any exercise regimen will demand a lot of your joints, particularly your knees. Every pound of excess weight exerts about 4 pounds of extra pressure on the knees. (That means a person who is 10 pounds overweight has 40 pounds of extra pressure on his knees! Yikes!) If you’re jumping and bending you need to protect those important joints!
First myth to clear up before we even dive into the deepend together…. Women don’t build muscle the way men do! When women lift weights, they don’t produce enough testosterone to become super bulky. What happens? They trim down and actually are more likely to have an hourglass shape. PERFECT. If that’s not enough motivation to lift weights, then take a look at these 5 reasons!