5 Strength Training Truths Every Woman Should Know

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Women, let’s face it. We’re fed so much BS regarding our health and fitness, and especially what our health and fitness is supposed to be. According to most women’s fitness magazines (and sadly many “coaches” and personal trainers), the epitome of women’s fitness is remaining purposely weak and frail (yes, it’s a choice, not an […]

Women: Why Lift Weights?

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Lifting weights equals lean for a healthy long life. Unless you are eating copious amounts of protein, taking weight gain formula and excessive supplements, or overloading your muscles to exhaustion, you do not need to worry about becoming “bulky” from lifting weights. If you stick to moderate weight and higher repetitions, you will achieve lean, […]

Light Weights Are Just as Good for Building Muscle, Getting Stronger, Researchers Find

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Lifting less weight more times is just as effective at building muscle as training with heavy weights, a finding by McMaster researchers that turns conventional wisdom on its head. The key to muscle gain, say the researchers, is working to the point of fatigue. “We found that loads that were quite heavy and comparatively light […]

Celebrate Your Strength: Women And Weights – Start Lifting NOW!

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Movement is a medicine for creating change in a person’s physical, emotional, and mental states.  ~Carol Welch “I don’t want to bulk up!” How many times have you heard this? How many times have you said it? Full disclosure: I’ve uttered these words myself. Then I met someone who taught me the error of my […]

Lose Your Fear Of Weight Lifting

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Just because you’re not vying for 20-inch biceps or thunderously strong thighs like the muscle heads in the gym doesn’t mean you should shun the weight room. Lifting weights gives you an edge over belly fat, stress, heart disease, and cancer–and it’s also the single most effective way to look hot in a bikini. Yet […]