What Strength Training Gives Women Beyond Strength

It's a rare day that I have to espouse strength work and it's benefits to guys, but for females?

That's sometimes I different story.

I wanted to put together something to give you an insight into how Strength Training can improve your life, and I mean beyond the obvious fact that lifting things up and putting them down again makes you stronger.

So I asked a few of my clients with varying levels of experience, what they felt that strength training gives them beyond physical strength.

Here's what they said.

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How Much Carbohydrate Do You Need?

And so we come to Carbs; probably the most divisive of the macronutrients. People seem to either love them or hate them, indulge in them or attempt to totally exclude them. As with most extremes, the truth is somewhere in between.

Carbohydrates are the bodies preferred energy source and a vehicle for fibre and micronutrients. Let us not also forget the fact that they are god damn tasty.

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How Much Fat Do You Need?

Fat is needed for the production of hormones, absorption of vitamins (A,D,E & K), creating cell membranes and a whole host of functions that makes you all sexy and shit. In other words you need some, hence the name - Essential Fatty Acids.

There are 3 types of fatty acid, as well as cholesterol:

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How Much Protein Do You Need?

Protein is required for the restoration, repair and growth of bodily tissues. For the purpose of this article we're mainly interested in Skeletal Muscle and protein's effects on Lean Body Mass (LBM).

Protein's are made from Amino Acids, also known as peptides. Two peptides together are called a dipeptide, three together are a tri-peptide and four or more are referred to as polypeptides.

There are 20 different amino acids (AA) within the foods we eat, that are referred to as either essential or inessential:

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How Many Calories Should You Eat?

For Fat Loss in particular, this is the most important thing to address, truly nothing else matters anywhere near as much. Your energy needs to go here. Now I’m about to blow your mind. Are you ready for this? Ok here we go: You either need more, less or the same number of calories that your body requires to sustain itself. Da-da. See mind blown right? Now let's get a bit more specific for you.

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