No disrespect to cardio, but if you want to blast fat, get in shape, and rock everything that comes your way — both in and out of the gym — strength training is where it’s at. Muscular physiques are a trending topic on social media, competitive powerlifting is becoming more popular among women, and fitness-forward celebs like Jennifer Lopez and Ashley Graham proudly flaunt their lifting skills — and lifting gains — on Instagram.
How will adding weights to your workout routine help you meet your fitness goals? Part of the allure of strength training is obviously aesthetic. You’ll get a carved, more curvy, and muscular look as your body becomes fitter and stronger.