When you realize lifting pink dumbbells, gym membership, and as seen on TV workout at home programs won’t get you anywhere, then you are ready to discuss strength training.
Many women have been brainwashed to believe that they will become “muscle-bound” bodybuilders if they lift heavy. They don’t realize how hard those dedicated athletes have to work and how much sacrifice they must make to add those muscles.
And they miss the fact that female hormones, naturally, will limit their muscular development.
The sad part is that this conceptual error for many women causes slow progress in changing their body composition and getting results.
Strength training with progressively heavier weights is one of the surest ways for women to change their body composition to include more fat-burning muscle tissue and balance the inherent imbalances related to the anatomy of a female body, such as wider hips.
Adaption is the primary reason behind the connection between heavier loads and strength development.
When you put more stress on your muscles than they are used to, you will increase your strength and muscle mass. This indicates that the weights will be heavier due to the increased load.
Next time you hit the weights or avoid training with higher intensity, ask yourself this?
Does your personalized workout plan include an intensity higher than what your body is accustomed to?
If the answer is yes, you can expect to get stronger with each training session.