“Lifting weights will make me bulky.”
“I don’t want to gain any muscle. I just want to tone up a bit.”
“I can’t lift heavy weights, I’m not strong enough.”
These are just a few of the common responses I hear when I suggest strength training to women who are interested in getting in shape. I totally understand it can be a tough sell for someone who just wants to drop a few pounds or just feel a little better about themselves. Sadly, there are so many myths that are so pervasive in the fitness industry that women just don’t know where to start.
Luckily, I’ve seen a bit of a paradigm shift in the past few years thanks to GOOD information on the internet and groups such as Girls Gone Strong. Women are finally making their way into the weight room with more confidence that they can lift weights and get strong without fear of getting ginormous muscles. To help this movement, here are 5 myths about women and strength training to finally put the last nail in the coffin. Women SHOULD train!