Men and women everywhere are more educated about the benefits of weight training. For years the thought was, workout with weights and get BIG! This is a common misconception. Matter-of-fact, if you search online for weight loss routines or exercise programs to tighten and tone, you will notice a common thread, they almost always incorporate some form of weight training. The stereotype used to be a large bodybuilder pumping iron in the free-weights area of the gym. Now it is common to find a smaller, less experienced gym-user right next to the bodybuilder. Both men and women are known to flood the free-weight area during their workouts. Although many people have incorporated free-weights into their workout routines, some still feel intimidated in these areas of the gym. There seems to be two main reasons for this, one is the lack of education. The common gym user may not know what or how to use the equipment in the free-weights area. An Atlas Gym 2 personal trainer can can take this fear away by teaching you the proper exercises and techniques for achieving your fitness goals. The second reason is usually caused by the lack of overall space available. At Atlas Gym 2 this is definitely not an issue. A large portion of our gym is dedicated to weight training, allowing members of all fitness levels achieve their goals.
The is no need for women to be intimidated of weight training. The fear of an average woman “bulking up” is common. However, due to the much lower levels of testosterone, hormonally women are not designed to add large amounts of muscle mass. For women to gain size it would take a specific training regimen. Typically there will be an increase of fuel (calories, protein, etc.) that will assist when attempting to increase muscle mass.
Whether you’re a man or woman, big or small, remember to incorporate weight training into your workout for even better results.