Many women miss out on the benefits of strength training out of fear of developing bulging muscles. this is a misconception due to lower levels of testosterone among women compared to men, making it very difficult for women to become overly muscular.
when women lift weights, the changes to their muscles are generally related to tone, strength, and endurance rather than size. the resulting look is firm, feminine toning, not bulky masculine muscles. i don't know who wouldn't want this!! want to know the benefits if strength training? they're numerous:
👉 muscle mas diminishes with age. inactive adults experience a 3 to 8 percent loss of muscle mass per decade. strength training reverses this.
👉 regular strength training increases lean body mass and burn calories more efficiently, which can result in healthy weight loss. in fact, when you strength train, you get more calorie-torching b**g for your buck. working with weights keeps your body working long after you’ve stopped lifting, you can continue burning calories after you exercise.
👉 lifting weights reduced risk of injury; when you build muscle, you help protect your joints from injury and increase your balance and coordination. this becomes increasingly important to help you
the list is endless😵😜
get your lift on! #strength#gains#usnkenya#usntransformationchallenge#fitness#functionaltraining#functionalmovement#healthandwellness#strengthandconditioning#womenwholift#cleanandjerk#outdoorworkout#strengthtraining#injuryprevention#kenya#magicalkenya#ikokazike#bebold#beboldforchange
#day6 photo by @amivitale . time for a mudbath and a dusting for this baby elephant at reteti elephant sanctuary (@r.e.s.c.u.e ) in northern kenya. the mud and dust are essential to keep them cool and protect them from the kenyan sun and heat. reteti is part of the namunyak wildlife conservancy in the mathews range, home to kenya's second-largest elephant population, and was established in response to demands from the local community who recognize wildlife as an opportunity to improve livelihoods.
this image is from my long-term @natgeo project, “warriors who once feared elephants now protect them,” about reteti elephant sanctuary, the first ever community owned and run elephant sanctuary in all of africa. to see more of my work on this extraordinary place and learn how to become a part of the movement, follow @amivitale and @r.e.s.c.u.e you can even win a chance to visit right now by making a $10 contribution at prizeo.com/elephants.
visit the exhibition @worldpressphotovenezia from august 31 to september 30 at magazzino alle #zattere, #venice.