March 19, 2014( Comments: 0 )

Women and Weight Training

Hi Everyone! Hope you all have been well.

I thought today I would talk to you about Women and Weight Training

I think the majority of women think if they start to lift weights or do any form of resistance training or push ups they will become body builders and bulk up.


Realistically adding weight training 3 days a week will assist you with weight loss and will increase your metabolism. Here’s why

  • Women do not have the amount of testosterone necessary to build large muscles; men do. The average man has approximately 20 times MORE testosterone than you. Testosterone is the reason why men can build large muscles.
  • When you do resistance training it is toning your body. You tone muscles by strengthening them. Strong muscles have a healthy, attractive toned appearance. It does not make muscles bulky.
  • Bulky muscles are built from doing high-volumes, heavy weight-lifting. Lower volume resistance training, meaning lower weights with higher volume repetitions, is designed to build strong toned muscles not bulky ones.
  • As a woman if you weight train the likely hood of you “bulking up” is extremely low. So in low in fact that you don’t even have to worry about it.
  • The best way to change the shape of your body is to lifts weights. Lifting weights will get you to that toned look.
  • Women should not be afraid of or shy away from weight training; it will improve body composition, speed up metabolism, and improve bone mineral density and decrease your risk of developing osteoporosis.

Ladies partner up with a buddy or look into getting a Personal Trainer who can guide you and get you started.

The Gym Factory has the best Personal Trainers to assist you

In Fitness xxxxx


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