Apparently, only 10% of Pinays work out to build muscle. According to Philstarlife.com, most Filipinas exercise to lose weight. A study conducted by the Rebel Team found that 82% of Filipino women surveyed listed this as their primary reason for exercising, as compared to 68% of the men asked.
This may be due to the misconception that lifting weights would make people look bulky. However, that’s not the case in real life. In fact, there are a lot of benefits to be gained from strength training, which is also called resistance training.
Strength training makes muscles stronger through anaerobic exercises, which break down glucose in the body without oxygen. In a nutshell, they are more intense, shorter than aerobic exercises, and are muscle, endurance, and power-building.
Yes, muscles may weigh more than fat, but lifting weight helps you lose weight, too. This means that while the number of the weighing scale may suggest you actually gained weight from lifting, you get more muscle definition, and look better overall.
Plus, being stronger means you can handle everyday tasks with ease. From lifting plants around the house like a certified plantita or moving around furniture in the room, lifting weights make these strenuous tasks so much easier.
To add to these, you’ll feel more confident, and you’ll love your body even more. Working out gives you endorphins. Endorphins make you feel good about yourself. In a world with unrealistic beauty and body standards, loving your body is such a win.
If you’re looking to start weight training or working out in general, download the REBEL app from the App Store or Google Play Store for tips, tricks, and workouts you can do in the comfort of your own home. You won’t regret the lift.