So, why should women lift weights in the first place? (Part 1) : - Female bodybuilders

Thursday, June 4, 2020

So, why should women lift weights in the first place? (Part 1) :

So, why should women lift weights in the first place? (Part 1)
Well, training with weights, or other resistance training methods, can produce maximum results with, relatively speaking, minimum commitment of time and effort.

Surprised?

If you are, it is probably due, as pointed out, to a lack of information and knowledge in the areas of both exercise and weight training.

By the way, did know notice that I have gradually changed my wording from "weight lifting" to "weight training"?

Part of the misconception in weight training centers around the fact that most people are only familiar with the more generic term, "weight lifting".

Now, what comes to mind when you read or hear that phrase?


Maybe you picture sweaty, hulking, perhaps even grotesque, guys with bulging muscles grimacing and grunting as they strive to lift massive weights in some dirty, odorous gym surrounded by others equally sweaty and misshapen. If you think of women in this context, a lot of the same adjectives attach themselves to the picture, and most women do not wish to look like the women they see in pictures of female bodybuilders and/or weight lifters.

Most women, while wishing to reap the health benefits of exercise also want to retain at least some portion of their femininity at the same time. When they think of lifting weights, it's hard to reconcile the two images.

↪ So, why should women lift weights in the first place? (Part 2)


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