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Weight and weights: a personal experiment January 18, 2012

Posted by Geek 20/20 in Lifestyle.
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I began a new class at the gym yesterday. Body pump –  actually weight training.

Now, there are some myths and fears about women doing weight training. I will address three of them in this post

  1. I will become muscular and built like a man. The images of female body builders add to this fear. There is a hormone in men called testosterone that determines their muscle mass. Women do not naturally have as much of this hormone as men. So this shouldn’t be an issue. Body builders tend to take steroid hormones to increase their muscles.
  2. If I have to stop my muscles will turn to fat. Fat and muscle are two different kinds body tissue. One cannot magically turn to another! If you stop or reduce your exercise adjust your food intake. Otherwise the extra your body no longer uses will be stored as fat.
  3. I can eat whatever I want while I train. Exercise alone isn’t enough for a healthy body. A diet that caters for your needs will ensure your body can perform at its best.

     

    I just make it look easy

    As I continue in this class I hope to test these myths/explanations. I’ll be experimenting on myself :P. Keep an eye open for updates

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1. sammyo123 - January 23, 2012

Very good post ,all myths were truely put to rest. Upwards and onwards 🙂


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