Wednesday, November 4, 2020

Benefits of Resistance Training For Women (Part 1) :

I remember a time when resistance training for women was new. You rarely saw women in the gym hitting the weights. You might see them attending an aerobics class, if you belonged to one of those kinds of clubs. But, being muscular was not a desirable attribute for a woman. Of course, I'm probably quite a few years older than you are.

The first women's "physique" championship was not held until 1978. The first Ms. Olympia was not named until 1980. Rachel McLish was the winner of that title. She wrote two books about weight and resistance training for women. Over the years, those books have been followed by many more.

In recent years, fitness and figure competitions have become increasingly popular for women. Rachel's appearance was actually closer to that new category than to what is now considered female bodybuilding. In fitness and figure competitions, the emphasis is on muscle "tone" rather than size.



Depending on your current level of fitness, you may want to increase the size, strength and tone of your muscles, as well as decrease the amount of fat that you have on your body. In order to do that, you need strength building exercises. Resistance training is one way to build strength.

You also need to focus on your diet. Your protein, fat and carbohydrate intake should be well balanced. You should be sure that you are getting enough calories to support your body's functions. If you get too many calories from dietary fat, it ends up getting stored on the body. It would be difficult to get too much protein. If you get too many carbs, your body will burn that for energy, instead of its fat stores.

๐Ÿ‘‰ Benefits of Resistance Training For Women (Part 2)

Benefits of Resistance Training For Women (Part 1)
Benefits of Resistance Training For Women (Part 1)
Benefits of Resistance Training For Women (Part 1)
Benefits of Resistance Training For Women (Part 1)
Benefits of Resistance Training For Women (Part 1)


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