Let’s Talk Women and Weights
It never fails to amaze me at the strange ideas that people have about the gym and lifting weights. Today, I would really like to get on touch base on the ideas I have heard from women who frequent the gym daily.
Disclaimer; I am not a medical professional and everything in this article are based on my own research and opinions.
So, as I see it, there are 3 basic opinions (and bodytypes) of women that exercise and I’m going to start with the “weights will make me look like a man” opinions.
These are the women that spend hours in the gym switching between cardio machines and exercise mats. They may lose weight but never really reach the form that they are trying to achieve because they never take the time to explore anything other than what they already know.
LIFTING WEIGHTS WILL NOT MAKE YOU LOOK LIKE A MAN! This is an idea that was born from the sight of female bodybuilders in the upper extremes of their class and have had extensive experience with steroids. There is no way in hell that you will ever reach the muscularity of these women.
On the complete opposite end of the spectrum, you have the women that lift weights (naturally) and to add to the mix, they lift hard and heavy. These are the model formed women with small waists and lifted glutes. Their body is proof of all the hard work they have put in. They often compete in physique competitions or model in one form or another. These are the women that possess the figure that the women in the first category aspire to attain but never understand how, even after watching a full workout.
The third frame of mind is based on a mix of the previous ideas. The statement is usually something along the lines of “I lift weight but I don’t lift heavy. Light weight, high repetition so I don’t get bulky….”
By now, you already know my thoughts on this one too. It’s a ludicrous idea based on speculation from people who has no experience with actual weightlifting and what it does to the body.
Regardless of how you feel about what I’ve said, don’t settle for the word of anyone. If you want to achieve a particular form, take the time to research for yourself. There is too much information available on the internet that will push you in the right direction. After that, experiment. Try things out. Learn something new. This is the only way to ever reach a higher state that you are currently in.