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5 Reasons Women Should Not Lift Weights
Should women lift weights? 1 Not necessarily. Weightlifting (and, more generally, strength training) isn’t for everyone. There are a few ‘pros’ to lifting weights, 2 but it’s important to consider the ‘cons’ before committing to any strength training program.
Before you start counting reps and sets, consider these questions:
- Can you tolerate cravings for healthier food?
Lifting weights has been known to inspire cravings for whole, natural protein and other nourishing food, because the body prefers to build muscle with quality materials. Want to keep craving cheap crap? Lifting might not be the best choice.
- Is it worth struggling to stay up late?
Weight lifting burns tons of energy (referred to in certain circles as ‘calories’). Once that energy is spent, it can be a challenge to stay up past the body’s natural sleep time. Late-night party-ers, all-night internet-ers, and anyone experimenting with sleep deprivation should leave weightlifting to gals with more free time.
- Are you willing to squeeze into a size 8?
The cumulative impact of consistent weight lifting, eating well, and sleeping well is to drop excess fat, but beware! Many lifters discover they can’t comfortably wear rigid fashions in their size, because they’re usually cut for bodies carrying little-to-no discernible muscle. 3 Unless you’re willing to wear clothes that accommodate strong bodies, 4 best leave the weights to the menfolk.
- Is it worth upsetting Uncle Al?
Unless someone appreciates the incredible lengths to which professional female body builders go to get “bulky,” news that you’re lifting weights may win you a “You’re not gonna get big and mannish, are you?” No, you’re not, but you will develop muscle contour, 5an idea your kin may find unsettling. If Uncle Al’s absurd, misogynistic ideas about how the female body should look and what it should do factor heavily into your decision-making, weight training probably isn’t the way to go.
- Do you have 2 more minutes to spend in the shower?
If you lift weights, you will develop muscle contour everywhere – including in your armpits. This’ll make it tricky to achieve a perfectly clean underarm shave. 6 If you have a strict morning routine, and are dedicated to shaving your pits smooth as a baby’s butt, weightlifting probably isn’t for you.
Don’t just follow the herd, Ladies. Know what you’re committing to before you get anywhere near a barbell.
- When I say ‘weights’ I mean ‘heavy weights.’ The heavier the better.↩
- ’Pros’ include being stronger, healthier, fitter, happier, more attractive, more confident, more capable, and living longer with a higher quality of life. ↩
- For instance, slacks that fit well in the waist may be tight across a firm, shapely butt, or a little snug around svelte, contoured thighs. Eek! ↩
- Like skirts, stretchy pants and other move-with-you garments donned by many a fit fashionista. ↩
- Known in some circles as ‘tone’ or ‘definition.’ ↩
- You know, if you’re into that kind of thing.
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I think if women it mentally and physically strong and want to lift weight its a very good thing. Women also should give a try to best muscle building supplements to give them more strength.ReplyDelete
I agree 100% Jorge. More and more women are getting into lifting and they're usually easier to train. Simply because they don't have old habits to break like most men. But they do have more hangups when it comes to nutrition. There will be upcoming articles on women and supplements. Share them with your female friends.Delete
Heavy lifting is good, my mother was skinny all her life, now shes a crossfitter and sexy as f.. even in her age. Every woman should grab those weights, she never had a better life! Its good for literally everyone.. whos not injured ofc -I was the same as my mother, i was eating like a truck, excercising with weights to gain some mass and nothing changed for 4 years, i was stronger but still with bmi 15. Next 4 years were with my max weight all the time and finally i look like a human with normal round muscles, not a 'superman' look. Same was with my obese friend, she was size 24(UK)/52(EU) and cardio of course was making her lose weight but lifting heavy was what gave her shape and tighten all this excess skin, and her results were visible fater when she started to lift. I never met a woman who said lifting heavy did bad for her.ReplyDelete