Myths About Women

Love this article I came across:

http://www.oaklandcountycrossfit.com/?p=1744&ref=nf

Some myths about women and weight training from the article:

1. Weight training will make you huge and masculine.
2. Men Train. Women Tone.
3. There is a difference between toning, sculpting and firming.
4. Women should stick to machines and stay away from free weights.
5. Women shouldn’t work on their leg and butt muscles, otherwise they’ll get to big.
6. Weight training turns fat into muscle
7. Women should only lift light weights to not get “bulky”

Here are some more good ones from the article(these are true, NOT myths!):

-Your muscles cannot get longer without some rather radical orthopedic surgery.
-Muscles don’t get leaner ….. you do!
-There is no such thing as “firming & toning”. There is only stronger and weaker. (My fave!)
-The vast majority of women cannot get large, masculine muscles from weight training. If it were that easy, I would have them! (THAT is true for sure!!)
-Women who do look like men have taken some rather drastic steps in that direction that have little to do with their exercise program.
-Women who claim to be afraid to train hard because they “always bulk up too much” are often already pretty bulky, or “skinny fat” (thin but weak and de-conditioned) and have found another excise to continue life sitting on their butts.

Comments

  1. Amen to that. I have been working on a similar post about this same subject. I can't believe how many women are still scared of bulking up and looking like a man from lifting weights. I'm afraid that the women who have taken "drastic steps" aka steroids have scared others away by giving them the wrong impression.

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