The holiday weekend is over, and everyone’s back to their normal scheduled lives, but has everyone gone back to exercising? I hope so, because I’ve been getting a lot of questions over the past few days about weights and weight lifting. Some have been asking me is it safe to use weights during exercise instead of easier ways to exercise like bike riding, or running, and are you more likely to injure yourself if you do decide to use weights. These are questions that came from people that are on the edge of using weights in their routines, men and women, and I’m here to say yes… weights are safe, preferred, and used the right way extremely hard to injure yourself, whether you’re a beginner or not. I’ll explain why…
Of course we all know that weights build muscles and make you stronger, but some people seem to think that because you’re lifting weights, heavy or light, that it’s not safe and you’ll injure yourself. If you heard this from anyone, they’re wrong, and don’t listen to them. Why? Because there’s less injuries in using weights than any other type of equipment exercising. You have to be in a controlled area, where you can safely use the weights and have enough room to use them of course, but the risk is very low. You’d be surprised, research has shown that more people injure themselves off a bicycle and golfing before the weights.
The reason there’s less injuries is because when you weight train, you’re exercising your muscles, which in turn become stronger and is able to withstand heavy lifting or movement. As well, when your muscles get stronger, your bones have to get stronger in order to hold the muscles up and lift. You’ve already killed 2 birds with 1 stone, weights equals stronger muscles and bones. You won’t become as fragile and injure prone as you would be if you start using weighs in your exercising, and that’ll help with everyday activities as well.
And another thing, ladies, if you start using weights you won’t get buff or start looking like a man, no matter how hard you train. Your bodies aren’t designed to look like mens, and they never will be. Even though you see those female body builders that look tougher, stronger, and cut up then your flabby boyfriend, it’s because they take hormones and other genetic supplements that get them to look like that. All the natural women who just use weights solely to stay fit and healthy, have the body of a goddess and don’t need anything extra, and you could look like them too with a little weight in your cardio, trust me.