Powering Through Perimenopause with Heavy Weights

Perimenopause—a time of transition, transformation, and perhaps a few hot flashes. But what if I told you that amidst the hormonal shifts and life adjustments, there’s a secret weapon waiting to be wielded? Enter heavy strength training—the unsung hero that can help regulate hormones, boost metabolism, and keep you feeling fierce well into your 40s and 50s.

  1. Why Strength Training Matters During Perimenopause:
  2. Benefits of Strength Training:
  3. Stacy Sims’ Books:
  4. Strength Training Guidelines:
    • Duration: Aim for at least 2-3 strength training sessions per week.
    • Frequency: Consistency matters. Regular sessions are more effective than occasional intense workouts.
    • Intensity: Gradually increase the weight you lift. Focus on compound movements (like squats, deadlifts, and bench presses) to engage multiple muscle groups.
    • Recovery: Allow adequate rest between sessions for muscle repair and growth.
    • Variety: Mix up exercises to target different muscle groups and prevent plateaus.

Remember, perimenopause doesn’t have to hinder your fitness journey. Embrace strength training as a powerful tool to support your overall health and well-being during this transition! 124

If you’d like more specific information or have any other questions, feel free to ask!

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