FITNESS FAQS

MYTH:
MANY WOMEN BELIEVE WEIGHT RESISTANCE TRAINING WILL MAKE THEIR MUSCLES LARGE AND BULKY.

FACT:
The ability to increase total muscle mass is highly dependent upon circulating levels of testosterone.

• Men have between 20 and 30 times the testosterone level of women and, as a result, tend to build more lean body mass. However, genetics and individual differences can play a role at the rate in which muscle mass increases.

• Women lack the proper hormones to increase muscle to be as large and bulky as men.

• Furthermore, women, as compared to men, have thinner muscle strands.
 

MYTH:
ALL FORMS OF RESISTANCE EXERCISE WILL MAKE YOUR BONES STRONGER.

FACT:
It is unfortunate…many weight training routines designed for women (light weights with high repetitions) simply don’t impose enough stress on bone to stimulate remodeling. I always suggest the advice of a professional is essential in putting together a proper program.

Bone growth is directly proportional to the degree of stress put upon it. The greater the overload (within limits of safety for each individual), the greater the growth.

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