Strength training is often associated as masculine and therefore mostly men do it. However, that in no way means that women cannot do strength training. As you start to read this article and absorb it, you’ll come to realise that strength training is just as important to women as it is to men to lead a healthy lifestyle.
It’s a good thing that nowadays, there are more women strength training than ever before, however, many of them are still training strength incorrectly. Most women are too afraid to lift heavier than a pink dumbbell in fear that they’ll wake up the next morning looking like a hulk. Training with heavy weights is as important to women to gain a better physique than it is to cardio lets say.
Why is it so important to train with heavyweights? That’s because training with heavy weights are the main contributing factor to muscle growth and muscle gain. As most women solely target cardio, they’ll start to shed some fats and look more defined. However, what are they defining if they don’t have any muscle mass? Adding muscle will help your body shape to look fitter and more important will definitely make you look more defined.
Here are some exercises which are perfect for strength training and gaining some muscle mass. For a general guideline, follow a 4 sets and 8 reps routine for the best gains, however, each individual is unique and different, so you could vary it up, for example 3 sets 10 reps.
3. Barbell squat
1. Bench press
2. Push ups
3. Shoulder press