Myth Buster

Myth Buster : Weightlifting

A very common thing you hear from women, is that they do not want to do any kind of resistance training, because they don’t want to become “bulky” or “masculine” looking. This misconception is unfortunately caused by the image that may come to mind of a professional female body builder. However, a professional female body builder is not an accurate depiction of what regular resistance training will do for an average female. Here is why…

Women do not, and cannot naturally produce as much testosterone as males do, which is one of the main hormones responsible for increasing muscle size. Therefore, it is impossible for women to gain gigantic amounts of muscle mass, just by pickingIMG_5289 up a weight. Female body builders spend a great deal of time, as in hours a day lifting weights. On top of that they are using anabolic steroid, which is a synthetic testosterone, along with other drugs to help them achieve such high amounts of muscle mass.

The true reality of incorporating resistance training into your workout routine is that it serves a variety of functions. For starters it helps improve your body composition, which is the proportion of fat mass to fat free mass. It also helps you burn calories, along with giving you a strong/toned physique. Regular resistance training also helps develop core strength and improve your posture. It also helps prevent osteoporosis, so go ahead and lift those weights!!


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