Studies performed by Wayne Westcott, PhD, from the South Shore YMCA in Quincy, Massachusetts, found that the average woman who strength trains two to three times a week for two months will gain nearly two pounds of muscle and will lose 3.5 pounds of fat. As your lean muscle increases so does your resting metabolism, and you burn more calories all day long. Generally speaking, for each pound of muscle you gain, you burn 35 to 50 more calories each day. That can really add up.


Researchers also found that unlike men, women typically don't gain size from strength training, because compared to men, women have 10 to 30 times less of the hormones that cause muscle hypertrophy. You will, however, develop muscle tone and definition. This is a bonus.

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***Do I need equipment for Janaury’s LIVE workout? Only if you want extra resistance. Body weight exercises with extra resistance helps in developing muscle quicker. So if you have dumbbells, med balls, barbells have them set up in a place you can grab easily while you’re working out. Donna will let you know what to use and how to modify the workout .