Why Women Should Lift Weights

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Some women do not want to lift any appreciable weight in their weight-training programs. In some circles, there is a belief that lifting weights will make them explode with bulging muscles. This is an unfortunate fallacy. Muscles are nothing to be afraid of – and there are many valid, physical reasons why women should embrace developing muscle for improved health.

Women who fear resembling the Hulk should put that anxiety to rest. It just won’t happen – for a simple reason – hormones. Women are from the planet Estrogen; men are from Testosterone. Both genders produce both hormones, but the relative ratios are significantly different. Men normally produce higher levels of testosterone (approximately 10 times that of women) and lower levels of estrogen. Women produce the opposite.

The huge professional female bodybuilders you may have seen online gained their extreme muscle…

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