You'll Torch More Body Fat

Lifting weights can increase your lean body mass, which increases the number of overall calories you burn during the day.

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And You'll Especially Lose Belly Fat

Burning more belly fat may also contribute to general weight loss from lifting weights. And the benefits of lifting weights don't stop there.

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Your Muscles Will Look More Defined

If women want more definition, they should lift heavier since they cannot get bigger muscles because of low testosterone levels

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You'll Burn More Calories Than Cardio

A study published, that women who lifted weights burned an average of 100 more total calories during the 24 hours after their training session ended.

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You'll Strengthen Your Bone

Weight lifting doesn't only train your muscles; it trains your bones. When you perform a curl, for example, your muscles tug on your arm's bones. 

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You'll Get Stronger, Obv

Lifting lighter weights for more reps is great for building muscle endurance, but if you want to increase your strength, increasing your weight load is key. 

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You'll Prevent Injury

Strengthening the muscles surrounding and supporting your joints can help prevent injuries by helping you maintain good form, as well as strengthening joint integrity. 

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You'll Be a Better Runner

This might be a surprising benefit of lifting weights for some long-time runners, but it's one that shouldn't be ignored. Stronger muscles mean better performance — period.  

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You'll Increase Your Flexibility

If you can't complete the full motion — going all the way up and all the way down — with a given weight, you may need to use a lighter dumbbell and work up to it. 

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You'll Boost Heart Health

Cardiovascular exercise isn't the only exercise that's, well, cardiovascular. In fact, strength training can up your heart health, too. 

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