Myths Reality Check: Women Strength Training

What thing is holding you back from doing strength training? Is it that misconception that you have heard thousands of times from your surroundings? Don’t believe one of these myths because reality is differs from that. If you will not break out strength training myths they would not die.

What thing is holding you back from doing strength training? Is it that misconception that you have heard thousands of times from your surroundings? Don’t believe one of these myths because reality is differs from that. If you will not break out strength training myths they would not die.

Most of the people do not find this combination of strength training and women cool because there are so many myths present in the fitness world that are preventing the women from strength training. Women who scared of strength training now do not need to fear of this because females have lower level of testosterone. Those who want to be in shape and utilize the strength training in health benefits should relax and start lifting weights.

1. Weight training can make you bulky

Weight training strengthens the muscles and raises your metabolism.

In fact training with heavy weights may help you in losing weight and it’s also important to understand the amount of training required for you.

The weight training should be performed at the right intensity and right volume with rest periods between sets along side a proper nutrition plan.

2. Exercises on machines are better than free weights

Most of the machines are designed in that way in which the target is on the specific group of muscles and burns fewer calories.

So instead of machine exercises shift to the free weight exercises in which your whole body will be involved.  Free weight exercises work on the tiny muscles of the body and in free weight exercises you can get more time to exercise as in machine exercises the time is waste in shifting from one machine to other machine.

It also helps in achieving great flexibility. The mobility of free weight exercises is the biggest advantage of it. Free weight include dumbbell, barbell, Kettlebell.

3. Cardio is best for weight loss

No doubt cardio is very effective for weight loss but it’s not the only option to lose weight. If you don’t like do cardio or want to change the routine then you can try strength training.

Strength training can be proved better option in reducing weight. Diet also plays a major role in reducing weight because doing only training is not enough. Strength training results in lean muscle mass and less body fat, these things you cannot achieve with cardio only! Strength training has numerous benefits like increase bone density, better balance, mobility, etc. It is also helpful in diseases like heart diseases, diabetes and back pain.

4. Men and Women cannot do same exercises

It is obvious that men and women have different biological make-up such as hormones, muscles, etc. so, many people may have this question that men and women should train differently. But answer is NO. Because men and women can perform the same exercises and women can hit as hard as men can do in his training session.

5. Longer workout will lead to more benefits

It depends on the type of the workout that you are doing; it also depends on the goals that you have. If you want to get the leaner body then perform short high intensity exercises, if you want to get a muscular body then perform high intensity workout and if your goal is to be fit and healthy then make exercises your habit.

Exercise harder no longer. Proper exercises perform at right and higher intensity will lead you to get more health benefits instead of longer workout.

Reasons to Choose Strength Training Over the Myths

  1. Improves body composition
  2. Strengthens your muscles
  3. Eliminates the chances of injury
  4. Boosts Immune System
  5. Improves bone density

Conclusion:

Listen to your body and fulfil its demands. Don’t believe in the myths. Take the myths for granted. Strength training should be your priority to improve and achieve your fitness goals.

I hope this article will help you to reach/find out the reality of the myths of strength training in women.

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Monika Chahar

Monika Chahar is a young journalist who has worked with media houses like Hindustan Times and Dainik Jagran group (special coverage of Jagran Film Festival). She has also develo.... Read More..

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