Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Weight Training And Women

Women tend to feel that they should only do mild intensity exercises like running or an elliptical or some kind of low impact class like a step class or yoga or pilates, etc. And they should avoid at all costs anything to do with weights or heavy weights. But in fact women need weight training more than men due to their high risk for loss of bone mass over time and osteoporosis. Weight training increases bone mass along with high intensity exercises. It also will make them more athletic and give them a better hip to waist ratio. Meaning shapely curves with a small waist. As opposed to a nonathletic female body that has a hip to waist ratio similar to a man's. Meaning even, and having a torso like a box. Whether it be a skinny box or a big box, it's still a box. So without it you can have the shape of a skinny boy or a large man. Either way, avoiding certain work outs because you think its not for girls will only lead to brittle bones and a man's body.

About the Author:

Sam Y. is a Personal Trainer, Coach, Performane Enhancement Specialist, Corrective Enhancement Specialist, and holds multiple certifications. He is also an avid Martial Artist, training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Kickboxing, Boxing, and MMA. He is also the author of the popular fitness blog All Out Effort as well as the popular martial arts blog Inner BJJ. You can find him in the Los Angeles area personal training his clients, or at home annoying his wife, or on Facebook at his personal fitness page.
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