Monday, January 3, 2011
Why Women Should Lift Heavy Weights
Lifting heavier doesn't mean you have to wear a weight belt and do 1 rep max exercises, but rather you forgo the 25 overhead presses with the 3 pound pink neoprene dumbbells. You have to overload your muscles if you want them to grow. The photo above is of Camille Leblanc-Bazinet who is a CrossFit star. She is a very strong athlete with a great physique and I can guarantee she lifts heavy weights when she trains.
I follow a lot of fitness blogs and I'd like to share two of them that exemplify women who understand the concept of lifting heavy weights. I have included photos below of Lindsay from Lindsay's Ramblings and Raechelle from Finding Focus after Forty. They are both in great shape and I know they understand the importance of lifting heavy weight. Most women would love to look like them, but they don't put enough intensity into their resistance training to build the necessary muscle.