Busting the myths on resistance training for women

 

There are Chinese whispers which have led many women to believe that doing weights will make them bulky, or won’t help them lose weight as effectively as cardio training would. However this couldn’t be further from the truth.

 

Resistance training is based on the principle that muscles of the body work to overcome a resistance force when required e.g. lifting weights. Resistance training is a vital component of any well rounded health or fitness program. Not only is it good for weight loss and muscle tone; it also improves bone and joint function, bone density, tendon and ligament strength. Let science determine fact from fiction as we bust two of the biggest myths relating to weight training and women.

 

Myth 1: Women should avoid weights because it will make them gain bulky muscle mass like competition body builders.