3 Biggest Mistakes Women are Making in Their Training Program

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1. Focusing only on cardio.

  • Along with deadlifting is bad for your back, a myth that many people seem to hold as truth is that weight training will make a woman look like a man.  Though that statement can't be further from the truth, women still tend to lean towards cardio heavy activities in their training programs.  While there is nothing wrong with cardio there are many benefits to strength training for women.

Molly Galbraith, co-founder of Girls Gone Strong, had the following response to women on this topic:


"Not only will strength training help you improve your posture and increase your bone density, but you’ll add muscle mass, which is metabolically expensive (read: burns more calories), making it easier for you to lose body fat. Not to mention, getting stronger is incredible for boosting your self-confidence."



2. Following the same program as their boyfriend


  • Ladies, no matter how many supplements your boyfriend orders from bodybuilding.com he is still probably not an expert on all things fitness.  You need a program particularly designed for your needs.  I suggest starting with some of the tips from Molly's site, Girls Gone Strong, or reaching out to a knowledgeable fitness professional who can come up with a personalized plan for you.

3. Not lifting heavy enough

  • So...you do lift, but you still aren't seeing changes the changes you want.  It could be because you aren't lifting heavy enough.  Grabbing those 5-10 lb dumbbells every week just won't do the trick.  Once you can perform 12-15 reps with a weight, it's time to move up.  Try increasing your weight by 10% after you can perform 2 extra reps with good technique at your current weight. And trust me, lifting heavy won't make you look manly (unless you are also taking testosterone).
  • Fit is in!
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Move Well, Move Often!
Jeff

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