Should women lift heavy weights?

Hey Team!

I wanted to take a moment to chat about strength. I’ve recently circled back around to one of my fav programs, Get Strong, and am feeling the loooove for strength training at the moment, so I thought it would be fun to chat about all things strength.

Let’s dive into a few questions that I get asked quite frequently regarding this topic…

Q: I lift weights a few times a week but don’t feel like I’m getting any stronger. What am I doing wrong?

I get this question A LOT. The simple truth is that in order to gain strength, you have to follow a smart, structured program.

While you may see some strength gains by trying different workouts each time, the best way to increase strength is through progressive programming. Progressive programming (also called progressive overload) gradually adds onto your workouts by increasing the number of repetitions, sets, or weight of the same movement. This forces your body to adapt to meet the new demands and in turn, you become stronger!

So consistently performing the same exercises and intentionally increasing the reps/sets and/or weight is a guaranteed way to get stronger!

If you are ready to feel and see your strength results, try out my Get Strong program! It’s a month long, progressive strength program that you can do from the comfort of your home! Check it out HERE!

Now let’s get into one of my favorite myths to bust! The ridiculous belief that women shouldn’t lift heavy weights…

I most often hear a version of this statement from someone who is fearful that lifting heavy weights will make them big and bulky…

And while strength training may change the way your body looks, it’s not likely that you’ll suddenly become the “bulky” image you are imagining. It takes years of strength training (along with genetics and many other factors) to achieve a “bulkier” appearance, so let’s bust that myth right there! (But on a side note, strong, “bulky” muscles are also amazing… not pushing that on anyone but I never want to come off like I’m co-signing that women shouldn’t build strong muscles! Especially if that’s your jam, it’s definitely mine)

So again, if you are ready to work on your strength, come join me for Get Strong! The perfect at home strength program! No gym membership or fancy equipment required!

And if you’re still not sold on why you should add strength training to your routine, I’m going to leave you with 5 benefits of strength training!

  • Strength to do the things you love.
  • Improved posture.
  • Increased bone density
  • Better cardiovascular health. Did you know that some of the gains made from strength training transfer over to your cardiovascular health?
  • Increased energy.

So what are you waiting for, come join me Team and let’s GET STRONG!

– Kaisa