Women and strength training

We often get asked about strength training for women. Will it be too strenuous and will I end up looking like a body builder?

Women have the same musculokeletal system as men so it is safe for women to strength train. You will not ‘bulk up’ with health-oriented strength training. As muscle strength grows, your muscles will attain more mass. However, health-oriented strength training aims to increase muscle strength, tone, mass and endurance as opposed to strength, mass and power.

MedStrength training has significant health benefits for women of all ages:

  • Increases the strength in ligaments and tendons, which support our joints, and therefore decreases the likelihood of injury from other activities
  • Improves your ability to carry out daily work, home and recreational activities
  • Reduces bone loss and aids in prevention of osteoporosis
  • Boosts stamina
  • Aids in the management of chronic conditions – arthritis, diabetes, obesity, back pain
  • You will look more toned and fit
  • Preserves and enhances muscle mass making aging a healthier, more enjoyable process
  • Improves posture
  • Increases BMR (basal metabolic rate)
  • Enhances a feeling of physical and emotional wellbeing