In the first part of this article, we discovered why lifting weights for strength is not going to turn you into a she-beast. In the second part, Geoff Girvitz gives you some concrete examples of how to put the theory of getting stronger into practice.
Folks who have young daughters (or sons) interested in weight training worry about what they have heard about the ill effects of training too young: stunted growth, injury, impaired development, etc. However, an appropriately designed, monitored, and instructed weight training program is safe for kids.
As the population ages, osteoporosis, or brittle bone disease, is a growing concern. Though osteoporosis is not just a condition that affects older women, they are one of the groups most at risk for it. How to put together a fitness program that will give you bones of titanium!
Begone Jane Fonda! Pfuah on you, Kenneth Cooper! The truth about “cardio”, “aerobics”, and why you don’t have to hamster on a treadmill for eternity.
Hey, what’s so funny about the word “fartlek”? You kids just quit laughing. I said quit it!! Stop laughing right now or I’ll turn this car right around then you’ll all be sorry!!!
I am always happy to hear that guys are encouraging their female acquaintances and partners to train with weights. Many women are introduced to weights by male partners and friends, and this introduction creates an ongoing interest. What if you’re a guy that’s interested in women’s training, and want to know how to do a good job? Here are some helpful tips along with dos and don’ts.
Well, now, you’re all excited and ready to go to the gym. But where do you start? There’s no point in stumbling around the gym with no particular plan in mind. If you don’t have a focus it’s easy to get bored and give up. The solution? A routine. Here’s how to put one together.