Why It’s Important That Women Lift Weights

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Reluctant to lift weights because you’re afraid you might bulk up? But women lift weights grueling month after grueling month trying to develop muscle for a bodybuilding competition.

It’s not easy to add muscle weight, ladies, so avoiding the barbells because you fear getting big isn’t good logic. The primary reason: Women don’t have the same hormones as men. There are, however, a long list of reasons why you should lift:

At least two to three days a week, follow a basic weight-training plan:

  • Choose weights that are a challenge to lift with good form after eight to 12 repetitions.
  • Do three sets of eight to 12 repetitions of the same exercise with a short pause (a minute or so) in between. Use that minute to stretch or do a cardio burst.
  • Then switch to an exercise that works the opposite muscle group: biceps, then triceps; quads, then hamstrings; chest, then back, for example.
  • Through the course of a week, rotate through all your muscle groups, allowing 48 hours’ recovery for each muscle before working it again.
  • Regularly increase the amount you lift as a weight grows easy.

Women, lift weights. Then watch your diet to avoid laying down a layer of fat over your sexy new muscle. Bulky will be the last word people use to describe your lean physique!

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