This has nothing to do with being single. I just like the beat and the way Beyonce is calling to all the ladies out there. It's in a similar vein that I'm writing this post. One of the most unfortunate fitness myths perpetrated on women is that lifting weights will turn them into bulky, musclebound freaks. This simply isn't possible. Women produce one-tenth of the testosterone that men do. Even men can't reach Schwartzeneggerian proportions without chemical assistance (steroids).
Now let's talk about why women should want to train with weights. And I'm not talking about the cute, little pink dumbbells either. I mean weights. "I just want to be toned" is the common battle cry. Here's the thing. Our bodies don't have tone. They have muscle and fat. When we say toned what we really mean is to increase the ratio of muscle to fat. Weight training is the most effective way to build muscle. It's also the most effective way to burn fat because muscle is metabolically active 24/7. More muscle, less fat... greater tone.
The hidden gem that many women find once they engage in weight training is that getting stronger is an empowering experience. It builds confidence that bleeds over into other parts of life.
All the single ladies
Now put your hands up
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