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  • Writer's pictureLorenzo Basso

Why Women Should Not Be Afraid Of Weight Training

Updated: Aug 25, 2023

In this article, we will explore why weight training is an essential component of a well-rounded fitness program for women. We will debunk common myths, address concerns, and highlight the numerous advantages that come with incorporating weightlifting into a training routine.

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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. What is more, increasing the amount of muscle in your body is beneficial for your metabolism and therefore helps with losing fat.

It improves body composition

Weight training is effective in reducing body fat and increasing muscle mass at the same time. This is extremely beneficial for your health and to improve your aesthetics.

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. This is especially important for women during menopause since they are at risk of sarcopenia. Regular weight training can reverse the effect of aging and help maintain a healthy level of bone density.

It decreases risk of injury

The physiological adaptations seen consequent to resistance training on bone, connective tissue and muscle provides enhanced protection against injury for individuals who participate in resistance training programs. It has been shown in research that weight training can reduce the risk of overuse injury by 50%.

Lorenzo Basso physiotherapist

Stride Fitness & Clinic

Telephone/WhatsApp +65 8882 4325

Address: 3 Shenton Way, #12-08 Shenton House, Singapore 068805

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