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Why Women Should Not Be Afraid Of Weight Training

Weight training is often feared by women for several reasons. But what does the science say about it? Is it beneficial for women?


  • YOU WILL NOT BULK UP

One common concern from women is that they are going to gain too much muscle.

In reality, you can expect to gain 0.5 kg of muscle per month during the first 3 months of training, and around 0.25 kg per month as you get more advanced.


  • IT IMPROVES BODY COMPOSITION

Weight training is effective in reducing body fat and increasing muscle mass at the same time.


  • IT IMPROVES BONE, LIGAMENT, MUSCLE AND TENDON HEALTH

The musculoskeletal tissues of your body will adapt to the training stimulus, making your body more resilient.


  • IT DECREASES RISK OF INJURY

It has been shown in research that weight training can reduce the risk of overuse injury by 50%.

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