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