Angeline Thiri was born in Burma (Myanmar) but immigrated to the UK in 2007 to get her Master’s degree. Whilst staying here in the UK she discovered our western diet of packaged food, fast food and sugary drinks. Unfortunately the same thing happened to her as did with a lot of other people. In a short period of time she went from a size 8 to a size 12.
In her search for the best way to get her body back to size 8, she concluded that exercise was her best chance. Especially exercises that put a bit of pressure on the muscles (resistance training).
And here came the obstacles; being a busy woman she didn’t have the time to go to the gym, and a personal trainer at home was financially out of the question. She had hardly any room to do her exercises in and no money to buy expensive equipment. But she stuck to her goal and focused her search on weight building and diet.
After her extensive research that included reading lots of books, watching exercise videos, interviewing experts about weight building and of course searching on the internet she found her own way for the best training results. She even got so involved that she now has Certified Personal Trainer status and is back to her original size 8. But she has now a slim, strong and fit body instead of just being slim.
She created a training program especially for women who are in a similar situation as she was in and want a slimmer and fitter body (not a bulky one as seen in bodybuilding). You can find this training program at her website: www.home-weight-training-for-women.com and she is currently writing her own book on this subject.
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By Angeline Thiri
Many people see weight training as something reserved for bodybuilders and figure competitors. But nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, everyone who cares about their health should engage in weight training on a regular basis.
Here are three ways that weight training will benefit you.
1. Weight training can help prevent back pain.
Most people suffer from back pain at some time in their lives. In many cases, this is caused by the spine being unstable because the muscles in the back, legs and abdomen are weak. By training your core with weights, you’ll strengthen those muscles. Having strong muscles can stop back pain happening.
2. As you get older, you’ll look and feel a lot younger than your peer group.
After the age of 30, people start to lose their muscle mass year by year. To put it bluntly, they get more flabby. Weight training will help prevent this. You’ll stay firm in your older age.
Not only is this aesthetically appealing, you’ll also maintain your mobility into your very old age. That means you won’t need to depend on people to get up from your chair or get help walking. You’ll keep your independence and even be able to enjoy playing with your grandchildren.
3. Working out with weights can help prevent osteoporosis.
As people move into old age, they tend to experience rapid bone loss. This is even more common in women, especially after they’ve gone through the menopause. It can even lead to osteoporosis.
Osteoporosis is a serious health problem in which your bones are brittle and easily broken. What many people don’t realize is that weight training doesn’t only strengthen your muscles, but also your bones. That means you can prevent osteoporosis by regular weight bearing exercises combined with good nutrition.
But I don’t want to be bulky!
Contrary to popular belief, doing regular weight training doesn’t make you bulky. People who build up their bulk actually train specifically for that purpose. For regular fitness enthusiasts, especially women, it’s unlikely that they’ll become muscular like professional bodybuilders.
Also, weight training doesn’t mean you have to visit your local gym regularly. You can train at home just as easily without using barbells or gym equipment.
Weight training simply means exercising with weights. So, the weights could be dumbbells, or kettlebells, or any old heavy things lying around your house. On my home weight training site, I show people how to easily and cheaply train with weights at home.
Whether you like to exercise at home or at the gym or outdoors, now that you know its benefits you should start making weight training a regular part of your life.