Weight training for women is still a disputed subject. For me that is quite unbelievable! Why should women not train strength? This article takes a common sense approach to why weight training for women is recommended. At the same time I hope to break down a myth or two surrounding the topic. Girls of the internet, this isn’t rocket science. It is simple as pie, so let’s get to it.
Myth busting “I don’t want to lose my femininity”
First up I just want to put this myth where it belongs; in the trash can. In my experience the argument always goes; “If I train with weights I will get big and bulky”. Who came up with this? I do not know, if I did I would give him or her a good telling off, maybe even a smack on the mouth.
Building a big, bulky body; yes the one you associate with weight training takes years and years, and even more years than you can even begin to imagine to build for the majority of us. Chances are you will end up looking more like Jacqueline Dahlstrøm. Have a good look at the picture.
Toned, fit and strong are words that come to mind seeing that picture. has Jacqueline lost her femininity training weights? I dare say No! I acutally dare say she has enhanced it.
One of the key points to understand is that women have a lot less of the hormone testosterone compared to men. Testosterone is part of what makes men MEN. It puts hair on men’s chests, helps men add more muscle to protect their loved ones and makes the specie loathe romantic comedies. Women on the other hand have more oestrogen. This hormone makes women more WOMEN. It puts fat into the right places (breasts for instance) and it helps you endure countless hours of Grey’s Anatomy.
These results are achievable for most women. I am not saying it is easy, because it really isn’t. It does require you put effort into it and live the life style required for a long period of time. That said, I have no doubt in my mind you can do it if you want to go down that road. If you do decide to go down that road: MyoRevolution.com is here to hold your hand, every step of the way.
Three good reasons weight training for women is A+
First I just want to specify that I am absolutely not against you training zumba or pretty much anything else. The scope of this article is not to communicate such a view at all. I simply want you to realize weight training for women is as good for you as any other form of training, perhaps even better.
1. First and foremost correctly executed weight training will make you stronger and more functional. Carrying groceries (if your man is not around), lifting children and other normal life tasks will feel lighter.
2. You could very well end up with increased mobility, flexibility and balance. Most of the basic lifts such as squats, dead lifts and bench press are great for this purpose as they work many muscle groups and help you stabilize your body.
3. Weight training will make you look like a Goddess. No kidding! Training weights will shape you up in all the right places. Overall a wee bit more muscles will enhance your curves and feminine shape. Doing them squats and dead lifts will do wonders for your butt for instance. Some of you might even end up looking a size or two smaller if you replace 5 kg (11 lbs) of fat with the same amount in muscle mass. The reason for this is simple: Fat weight has more volume than muscle weight.
A small note
I could very well have gone on and on about the topic. However, I choose to do so in other articles. This so I can get to the point as possible. It will make it easier for you to grasp the concepts, and it will allow me to put more focus on each and every component. The end result is hopefully a more well-trained, fit and happy you!
I do however ask you to read this wonderful story about fitness competitor Asta Samanta, who fought her way out of the wheel chair and onto the fitness stage, much thanks to weight training. Real life examples are just so much better than words!
Read: Asta’s fight
I also think it could be useful for you to read about the Queen of all weigh training exercises, namely the squat. I have listed some good reasons why people should get busy in the squat rack.
Those of you who have seen our Facebook page know we have female physique talent in abundance. You can read more about the team here: Team MyoRevolution. Perhaps you have some questions for them? Feel free to ask them in the comment field below.
ps: All you boys out there that read this article hoping to find bikini pics of Team MyoRevolution girls, be afraid. The word on CNN is that women now will start competing for time in the power rack.