Men and women should train differently

This is another myth that drives me crazy.

In commercial gyms across the country, competent trainers are having their male clients go through intense strength training routines with squats, and deadlifts, and overhead presses, and push ups, and pull ups, and lunges.

In those same gyms, other trainers (both male and female) are putting their female clients through light weight dumbbell circuits, and stability ball squats for high repetitions, and having them do tricep kickbacks, machine bench presses and more.

There’s no reason men and women should train differently. I’m fairly confident Staci can outlift me in a dozen different ways (and everyone else in her gym), and that’s AWESOME.

There’s no reason that men and women can’t complete the same types of exercises. While a guy can lift a certain way to get bigger, a woman cialis pas cher can lift in the same way, but instead build that dense, tight, and lean look (“toned” ugh) that most are aiming for.

Thanks to hormones, estrogen, testosterone, genetic, and dietary differences, those two people will end up with drastically different results. Remember, your diet is 80-90% of the battle!

Women have just as much a right to be in the free weights section and squat rack as guys do. Unfortunately, it’s just less common (though the Women of Nerd Fitness are changing that!).

Train how you want to train. There is no reason you can’t do overhead presses, pull ups, squats, and deadlifts like everybody else.

In fact, following a routine like that is a damn good way to give you the best chance to build the body you want!

“But Steve, if women don’t need to train differently, why make a guide just for women!?” Great question! While the exercises are the same, and women can easily follow the same program, there are slight differences that will change up programming a little bit to make a program more effective for a woman.

Along with that, there are quite a few issues that women deal with that men do not, and thus require specific information and advice: things like hormones, pregnancy, menopause, periods, and so on.

 

Taken from Nerd Fitness

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