Ladies, I get it! The weights room is a scary place for a multitude of reasons and you don’t want to lift weights. Aside from being intimidating at the best of times, plus not knowing how to use everything correctly and confidently, there are of course a couple of other barriers.
Barriers I’m here to smash up for you, it behooves me to guide you towards a faucet of training which serves such incredible benefits. Benefits which are largely sought after by so many of you.
Let’s assume you’re not intimidated by the weights room and you already know how to use everything correctly and proficiently. Then we just need to put our big girl pants on and get to work.
I don’t want to get all bulky
Yeah, that’s the thing. Unless you have the genetics of Conan the Barbarian and the testosterone of a Hulkified Gorilla, it isn’t going to happen.
There are many men who actively lift weights and yet still do not achieve it.
A female who actively apposes such a build is highly unlikely to accidentally achieve it. This is largely why ladies do not progressively increase the weight of their exercises each week.
That’s tantamount to not, well. Getting stronger.
It’s a bit like this.
Let’s finally put this ridiculous* myth to bed.
Why does it benefit me?
I’m glad you asked.
If you’re at a solid level of all round strength and fitness, core stability and glute recruitment, arriving at a pregnancy stage, enduring the pregnancy and finally stepping into the world of post natal fitness, you’re going to be in a phenomenally commanding position to go through this wonderful experience in the best possible way.
You’ll also recover from those child bearing days far better than somebody of lack-lustre strength and fitness. You’ll lift weights and feel awesome.
There, I said it. If you want to be strong and toned, you can. If you want to be curvy and full of boundless energy. You can.
You’ll radiate confidence and take each day on with unrelenting determination. You’ll be able to put so much energy into family, friends, relationships, careers. Hell, life itself.
All of these just because you lift weights?
It isn’t that simple. You’ll need to learn how to nurture your body, regulate your nutrition to a good standard, time your workouts and rest periods correctly.
It shouldn’t be insurmountably hard. It’s totally achievable for you. It comes down to one ultimate point though. You just have to decide you can, and you will. Our thoughts dictate who we are in relation to everything.
So, if you want to be strong, feel confident and kick each day’s ass, but you have that thought in the back of your mind that you can’t?
Then you’re doomed to fail from the start. However, if you put down your loose leaf tea, decide you truly can do it, you will see and appreciate why there’s no good reason why you cannot achieve it.
Only time stands in your way.
Yours in health and fitness