The 10 kg plate I’m holding in the picture is not an accessory. I’m definitely using it in my workouts.
A lot of women are afraid to use weights in they workouts, because they believe that lifting weights will make them bulky or manly or unattractive.
Weight training can raise a person's metabolic rate for as long as 12 hours after exercising. That means that if you lift weights, your body will burn calories faster.
Lifting, in its most basic function, also creates strength and endurance. When your body is stronger and more capable, it makes running and cycling and rowing (or whatever your exercise of choice
is) much easier to do. It’s also great for improving bone density, which is a problem many women run into as they age.
Lifting challenges your entire body, and improving your balance and coordination on top of all the other ways it’s changing your body. “You need those skills to walk through life”.