The idea that women shouldn’t strength train has been thrown around for decades, but it’s time to set the record straight. Not only can women lift heavy weights, women should lift heavy weights.
3 Myths about Women and Strength:
- Myth: “Women should only lift light weights.”
- Fact: Lifting heavy weights is incredibly important for women for MANY reasons! One important one being that it helps us fight against osteoporosis!
- Myth: “If a woman strength trains, she’ll look bulky.”
- Fact: While strength training may change the way your body looks, it’s not likely that you’ll suddenly become the “bulky” image you may be imagining. It takes years of strength training (along with genetics and many other factors) to achieve a “bulkier” appearance.
- Myth: “Strength training is unsafe for women.”
- Fact: Strength training is one of the most important things we can do for our health.
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.
Try In the Gym: Strength!
Are you ready to get back into the gym but need a program? In the Gym: Strength is a 4-week, 3x per week, strength program designed to increase your overall strength.