We’ll tackle some of the most frequently asked questions and hopefully inspire you to want to make a directional change with your training.
Why is weight training important for women?
Regular weight training can increase your resting metabolism, minimise muscle loss and increase bone mass; regardless of your age. It is very important for women as we are at a higher risk of osteoporosis. It is also far more effective at reducing body fat and burns calories more efficiently which results in healthier and more sustainable weight loss. If you want to influence your shape, avoid injury and stay strong throughout all the different transitions in your life (before conception, pregnancy, postnatal recovery, motherhood, menopause and the golden years ) then having a weight training regime implemented into your schedule is paramount. Let’s not forget the aesthetics- a lot of women worry that weight training will make them bulky – put simply it won’t -you would have to train in such a way that encouraged huge muscle mass growth on top of following a specific nutrition plan for that purpose . What is important is that you weight train correctly for the female body; following a program or training with a trainer who specialises in female training and understands how a women’s body works ( we are a lot more complicated than men) .