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Why Women Need Strength Training

Why Women Need Strength Training


In countries where health and physical fitness are highly valued, strength sports are particularly popular. In Slavic countries, however, there is still a lingering spirit of skepticism and stereotypes, such as "I'll look like a man," "I'll get too bulky," and "it's harmful."

In this article, we'll present facts on why it's especially beneficial for women to engage in strength training and how it can transform any body into an ideal one.

Despite the fact that I've been training and inspiring many women around the world for a long time, I'm constantly baffled by the number of ridiculous myths and misconceptions surrounding strength training for women. I want to present the facts about the countless benefits that weight training provides, says Neghar Fonooni.

Neghar Fonooni - a fitness trainer, writer, and mother. She's passionate about helping people change their lives and become the best version of themselves. She spends most of her time between New York and Baltimore. With over 12 years of experience in strength training-based sports programs, she conducts seminars worldwide, publishes numerous fitness articles, and runs her own online coaching program. She inspires many women with her example.

"You won't turn into the Hulk or become big and bulky; on the contrary, you'll gain confidence and self-esteem! How do I know this? I can still remember being an unhappy, overweight mother on maternity leave. Although I was always active, practicing yoga and occasionally working out with light dumbbells, it didn't have much of an effect on my body.

I couldn't understand why I didn't have a slim, athletic, feminine body. I was terribly upset about it. I spent hours in the gym, always systematically and conscientiously following all the programs! The answer came to me in the form of iron, and since then, iron and I have become best friends!

It's because with its help, I acquired a body at 30 that I didn't have at 20, and I feel much better than I did in my youth, in all conceivable ways". So, here are the facts!

Why Women Need Strength Training

You become strong and resilient.

Metabolism and muscles: the most convincing effect of lifting weights is fat loss. With regular workouts, fat tissue is replaced by muscle.

The more muscle a woman has, the more calories her body burns at rest. Gaining muscle mass will speed up your metabolism, leading to more efficient fat loss at the metabolic level.

Strength training strengthens bones.

Many studies have shown that regular strength training increases bone density and prevents the skeleton from weakening with age. Those of us in our 20s and 30s might not think about this yet, but it will become very relevant later. The sooner you start weight training, the healthier and more beautiful you will be later.

Your body acquires that perfect tone, which captivates everyone and gives you long-awaited self-confidence.

When a woman sees the first results from strength training, it's truly joyful because the body is sculpted like a Greek statue: muscles become more defined, the body becomes toned, and you no longer recognize yourself in the mirror. But I have good news, that's just the beginning! In my experience, 2-3 years of active strength training does wonders for a woman – she looks like a magazine cover model and her life joyfully changes.

Trust from others.

Strong, athletic women radiate confidence and a unique charm. All of this comes subconsciously from looking truly fabulous. In addition, their increased physical strength and health literally shine through. This balance of qualities attracts others in all spheres of life. People want to communicate with such women and respect them for their talent to be disciplined and strong.

I constantly repeat one simple fact: "If you can achieve results in the gym – you can achieve them anywhere."

Many people ask where to start?! I would say - set a goal to make strength training an integral part of your life. Start with small weights - about 2-3 kilograms and be patient, you will succeed. Engage in self-education, learn from the best. The internet is full of useful videos on how to properly create workout programs and motivate yourself. Attend my seminars and check out the information on my pages. Most importantly - believe in yourself!


vocabulary Augustine: "Love for one's neighbor is limited by how much one loves oneself."

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