Women are sometimes afraid to lift heavy weights. Let’s talk about why they should at least give it a try. There are scientific reasons for this. Women shouldn’t be afraid of appearing unfeminine because it’s so damn sexy! It is the muscles that are sexy yes. But it’s more than that. It’s the self-respect that comes with the discipline that is part of the whole package of a person who is taking control of her life, fitness, and health. The stigma attached to the woman that lifts big time heavy has got to end.
- One study on women looked at the effects that different kinds of weight training had on growth hormone.
- Since women rely on growth hormone to increase muscle and bone strength, the more growth hormone stimulated by a type of exercise, the better it’s outcome.
- Women need to have a heavy loading cycle in their resistance training routines.
“Since women rely on growth hormone to increase muscle and bone strength, the more growth hormone stimulated by a type of exercise, the better its outcome.”