Most women have been brainwashed to believe that strength training is dangerous and reserved for males. That’s why there are so many cardio bunnies in most commercial gyms. Women go from one cardio machine to another, and while cardio is not bad in itself, there’s much more to training.
Women may be weaker than most men, but the human body operates only one way as far as the muscular-skeletal system is concerned.
Women fear strength training because they’ve watched too many movies, which have conditioned them to believe that picking anything heavier than a bottle of water will make them look like a heavyweight female wrestler.
This is not true. Women can really benefit from strength training. There’s nothing to fear and the results are well worth it.
You will learn your body
The best thing about strength training is that you will learn how to do basic tasks such as lifting heavy weights off the ground properly. Knowing how the body is supposed to operate under a heavy load will save you from everyday injuries and frustration.
You will build muscle
Don’t be scared of building muscle mass. First, it’s hard. Second, you will never look like a female bodybuilder unless you take steroids. In fact, as a natural female bodybuilder, you will look awesome. If your diet is in check, the skinny fat look will soon be a distant memory.
You will improve your posture
Most females tend to have bulky legs and fragile upper bodies. As a result, your posture and self-esteem suffer. Upper body strength training will build your chest and back musculature. This will improve your posture and confidence.
You will save time
It’s time to stop spending so much money on gym memberships. There’s no need to go to the gym every day because Jennifer Lopez or some other celebrity said she does so in a ghost-written article. You could lose weight through diet and strength training faster than if you were to rely solely on cardio.
Don’t be scared of barbells
Just like men, women should focus on basic exercises such as squats, deadlifts, overhead presses, push-ups, dips and pull-ups.
Break the cycle. Stop being a cardio bunny.