Bullshit. No really women don't train differently than men.
Or at least they don't need to.
They can by choice, but the idea of female-specific training is just a concept the boys in the marketing department drummed up to sell products and services to a demographic eager to have their fitness-related problems solved.
It really doesn't have any kind of scientific or evidenced-based support.
And in all honestly the idea has done more damage to women than good as its convinced them that really great training methods and strategies are off-limits because they aren't female-specifics.
However I take that for granted because just last week I had a new client telling me she needed to train "the way a woman should train."
As if such a thing really does exist.
I was slightly taken back, but then it hit home that this is a belief that a lot of women still hold and it's keeping them from doing the things they should be doing in order to accomplish their goals.
Things like picking heavy stuff up, carrying it around, and putting it back down.
It's kind of funny actually when you think about it.
Many women continue to do the things that "they are supposed to be doing" in the name of training in a "female specific" manner, yet they continue to see no results.
Wouldn't you think that at some point that you start looking for some more effective ways to get things moving?
Yeah I would too, but they have been told for so long that they can't do those other things, the more effective ways, and are to intimidated to try.
That's why I'm writing this today.
It's to tell women that you don't need to train differently then a man.
You don't need to stick to Zumba and pink dumbbells.
The weight-room is just as much yours as it is the "bro's."
And if you want to lose fat, build muscle, and look lean then the weight room and progressive resistance training is where you need to be spending your time.
It's the untapped fountain of youth that many women have been avoiding out of fear of "bulking up," "hurting themselves," or whatever other thing they've been convinced will happen if they pick something up heavier than 10 pounds.
Don't be concerned with getting "too bulky," "looking like a man," or any other non-sense someone has told you.
Women should train in the way best suited to accomplish their goals just as men should.
No training method is off-limits.
There is no equipment that wasn't built for them.
Women can train how and where they want and they should train in a way that aligns with their goals, interests, and preferences.
Happy moving and heavy lifting!
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