Weight Lifting for Women Tips

by : Elle Nash

Most uneducated people say that weight lifting for women is a waste of time. They would comment that a woman's body isn't designed to handle heavy weights and grow. Men and women are different, but that doesnt' mean that both sexes can't achieve the same goals. Men produce far higher amounts of testosterone than a female, which will yield higher amounts of muscle growth. Females are still capable of using weight lifting to perfect their body.

Tip One: Instead of working out at home, get a membership at the gym. Most women tend to be self-conscious and they need to get over this. The gym offers the a variety of weights and machines to use. It also has an unlimited supply of information, from trainers to just ordinary Joe's at the gym.

Tip Two: Doing compound exercises increase your chances of success. Compound exercises are ones that work a variety of muscle groups all at once. This would include exercises such as squats, bench press, deadlifts and bent over rows.

Tip Three: Try to keep your workout under 60 minutes. Anymore time than that and you risk the chance of hurting yourself, for very little reward. After the first 60 minutes your body has practically used up all its resources. Ideally, you'll want to aim for 30-45 minutes to maximize your chances of success.

Tip Four: Routine, routine, routine. It doesn't matter if you miss a day. It doesn't matter if you cheat one day and eat at McDonalds. Your results will be determined by the long term routing you set for yourself.

With these tips, weight lifting for women becomes a much easier task and one that is more fulfilling. Remember that results aren't instant, and you won't see the effects of your workouts for months down the road.