Experts agree: Heavy lifting is in! You can't swing a kettlebell these days without hitting some workout guru, exercise program, or book advising women to not only lift weights but lift heavier weights. But why? And should you try it if you're already happy with your current workout routine? Here are eight reasons why you need to make this change.
2. You'll Look More Defined
Love the lean, defined muscles on super-fit ladies? "If women want more definition, they should lift heavier since they cannot get bigger muscles because of low testosterone levels," says Dr. Jason Karp
, an exercise physiologist and author. "So, lifting heavier has the potential to make women more defined." If you want more proof, watch this video with two-time Reebok CrossFit Games champion Annie Thorisdottir
, who has a great body and certainly isn't afraid to throw around heavy weights.