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“Weight training and women! Nah, these two don’t go well together.” Is that what you think, just like many women out there? Weight training for women is not a problem, and in fact – much needed!
Do you feel weight training isn’t meant for women and is to be undertaken by men ‘ONLY’? Is cardio your favourite spot in the gym?
If you feel weight training or strength training is not for women then think again. Most of us run away from weight training thinking that we would end up looking bulky just like men do once they start working out with weights. However, how true is it ? Can we really bulk up like men do? Not really!
Want to know the truth behind it? Let’s bust the myths firsts! Let’s dive deep into science in order to understand what weight training can actually do to the body of a woman.
Myth – Weight training makes women bulky and muscular like men.
Fact – Weight training makes women strong, densifies the muscles and tones up the physique.
Hence proved, that weight/strength training makes a woman strong and not bulky!
Now you would ask, since weight training doesn’t make a woman bulky, what does it actually do ? Why must women work out with weights and not head to the cardio section straight?
Here are some of the benefits of weight training for women.
In the end strength training can be your best friend, so do not fear…just do it! Stop flocking only to the cardio section, do a mix of both. However you must exercise in the presence of a fitness trainer or an expert, because weight training requires proper form. Start slow and steady, and keep at it!
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A Nutritionist,Clinical Dietitian,Speaker,health/fitness blogger who runs a nutrition website named NutriBond
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