Research and study from Wayne Wescott Ph.D.: As a fitness research director at the South Shore YMCA in Massachusetts, Wayne Wescott (PhD.) found the following results at his local health facility:“Women who do not strength train lose about 5 pounds of muscle every decade of adult life. That leads to a lower metabolism and a gradual increase in fat weight, as well as a less fit, firm and attractive appearance. So, in most cases, the added muscle simply replaces the muscle previously lost through lack of use. And women who start strength training typically loose twice as much fat as they gain muscle. In one of Wescott’s studies, more than 700 women performed about 25 minutes of strength training (13 Nautilus exercises) 2 or 3 times a week for two months. On average, they added almost 2 pounds of muscle and lost about 4 pounds of fat. They also increased their muscle strength by over 40 percent, which greatly enhanced their physical abilities and performance levels” (Wescott). WOW!
Additional research and study from Wayne Wescott Ph.D.: As a fitness research director at the South Shore YMCA in Massachusetts, Wayne Wescott (Ph.D.) found the following results at his local health facility: “Over the past few years, many women who enjoyed the benefits of our standard strength training program elected to participate in our high-intensity workouts. Our 6-week high-intensity strength-training program involves 30 minutes of nearly continuous strength exercise, working all of the major muscle groups to fatigue. Each of the two weekly workouts are performed under the expert direction of a personal trainer who ensures safe and productive exercise sessions” (Wescott). The subjects involved were leaner, stronger and more fit while reported feeling great and functioning like teenager athletes. In addition, the subjects on average showed a 6lb improvement in body composition (Wescott). “Although these women were already well-conditioned when they started high-intensity strength training, they definitely enhanced their physical appearance over the 12 exercise sessions. On average, they added 3.3 pounds of muscle and lost 2.7 pounds of fat, for a 6-pound improvement in body composition” (Wescott).
Additionally, “strength training is a safe and effective exercise for women. It does not produce bulky bodies, but it does develop strong and shapely muscles that are fit and functional. Super Slow High Intensity Strength Training programs are time efficient, requiring only two half-hour exercise sessions a week for excellent results. Regardless of age or present level of fitness, every woman should begin a strength training program for life.” In conclusion, Wescott confirmed in his study that looking, feeling and functioning better, research indicates that regular strength exercise may also reduce your risk of osteoporosis, diabetes, heart disease, low back pain, certain types of cancer and depression (Wescott). WOW!