In this episode of the Eric Roberts Fitness Podcast, I simply go on a black seed oil rant. Unscripted, did not take time to plan out what I was going to say. This is just me ranting on not only black seed oil but the entire fitness industry selling bullsh*t and people continuously buying it.
There are no quick fixes. There never will be. If you keep chasing quick results, you will keep chasing your tail and never seeing results.
The sooner you realize this shit takes Time, effort, and consistency, the sooner you see results.
Second, even if your metabolism is a tad slow, don’t worry because I got your back.
One of the great things about lifting weights is being able to boost your metabolism.
When you add lean muscle mass to your body, you automatically boost your metabolism.
Lean muscle requires more oxygen to get pumped to it, which means more work for your body, which means more calories burned, aka boosting metabolism.
Yet, truthfully, it is not that much.
The reason building lean muscle mass can help your metabolism is because of the other things you also have to do to acquire this new lean muscle that compounds on top of each other to have a great effect.
For starters you have to push yourself in the gym by having intense workouts.
I don’t mean being out of breath and jumping around like a kangaroo, I mean pushing heavier weights to muscle failure.
This in itself is burns calories, before and after your workout. That is why it can be so beneficial for boosting your metabolism.
If you want to know how much weight you should be lifting during your workouts you can read my article I wrote on that HERE .
Therefore now not only are you physically adding lean muscle which is going to help boost your metabolism, but also the workouts you are doing are going to burn calories before and after your workout.
Yet we aren’t done there.
To build lean muscle mass you are going to have to eat high protein.
This is because protein is the only macronutrient that can build and retain lean muscle mass.
This means if you stick with a consistent weight lifting program, not only are you going to be able to look and feel good in the short term, but you will improve the quality of your life in the long term.
On top of that, think about the exercises done in a strength training program.
Squats, deadlifts, overhead presses, push ups, etc.
Don’t you think as you age, it would be a good idea to be strong in picking things up off of the ground, or reaching over your head to put something on or get something off the cabinet?
You know, everyday normal life occurrences?
Again this will maintain or improve the quality of life as you age.
So you aren’t on a walker at 60 years old or cannot play with your grandkids or travel the world at age 70.
Truly, that is what matters to me and all of the clients I coach.
Losing weight and looking good is awesome, but what you do 30 40 50 years from now, that matters too.
Lifting weights is not just a short term fix, yet a long term solution.
Reason #4 Why Women Should Lift Weights- Mental Health
This is by far the most important reason for me, which is why I saved the best for last.
It seems that every single time I get onboard a new online coaching client, get them set up, and shoot them over their workout program, within the next 1-3 weeks they are telling me how accomplished they feel.
How strong they feel.
How empowered they from completing the workouts. From lifting weights. From pushing themselves to lift as heavy as they can in their workouts.
They tell me they feel confident in themselves. They are proud of themselves.
All from completing the workouts and lifting weights.
This matters. This matters a lot.
I distinctly remember coaching ladies in person and telling them to go pick up the 100lb kettlebell.
Every single one would look at me like I had 6 heads.
Me, knowing they are a bad a** and could do it, insisted once again they they do it.
The moment they picked that heavy kettlebell off of the ground and their face lit up like a Christmas tree, those are images I will never forget.
That sense of feeling strong and feeling empowered that you get from lifting weights is just something, anecdotally speaking, you can’t seem to replicate anywhere else.
The most important part of this is this translates to other areas of your life.
Let’s keep it in the realm of fitness for now.
If you feel accomplished, proud, and confident, guarantee it will be a hell of a lot easier to have “motivation” or “willpower” to stick to your diet.
Not because of any magic sorcery, simply because you completed your weight training workout and feel good. This gives you all of the motivation and willpower you need because you want to keep it up.
Now take it outside of fitness.
If you get done a heavy, intense, weight training session, you now know you can overcome obstacles.
You can push through hard times. You believe in yourself.
Therefore when other obstacles or hard times come up, you will have the confidence to tackle them.
Whether be at work, in relationships, in school, or wherever.
Again, to me and my clients, that is what this fitness game is about.
This is why women should lift weights. It is not only changing your body, but changing you entire life, for the better.
Understand Now Why Women Should Lift Weights?
I hope this article gave you some mental, physical, and emotional insight on why women should lift weights.
If you enjoyed this article, I have one ask of you, and for those who know me I don’t ask much.
Share this article with a lady who needs it. Please.
I want women to feel empowered, to feel strong, to realize how much of a bad ass they are.
By coaching majority women for 4+ years now, some of the things I have seen women do in the gym is something I still struggle to believe if it is real to this day.
You are incredibly strong. You are a bad a**. Own it. Embrace it.
I promise it will make your journey a hell of a lot more enjoyable.