Saturday, 22 August 2015

4 Main Benefits of Powerlifting for Women



Thanks to the success of female athletes like Hope Solo, Ronda Rousey and Serena Williams, to name a few, we’re seeing a huge rise in women taking to the weights room in order to sculpt a strong and lean physique. If you’re new to lifting weights, though, we’re here to help, and we’ve enlisted the advice of expert powerlifter Becky Stevens to explain the benefits of powerlifting.

‘Powerlifting is great for women as it encourages them to weight train correctly, using the three compound lifts to build overall strength,’ says Becky, who works as a personal trainer when she’s not competing. ‘It allows us to gain tone yet still keep a feminine appearance by reducing body fat and increasing muscle mass, which is a good thing a pound of muscle alone burns nine calories a day while fat only burns two.’

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