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7 Strength Training Excuses: Busted!

Get Over the Excuses to Get Stronger

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  • Great article. It's so important for women! I need to do more of this! - 10/19/2014 2:07:46 PM
  • This article is a must read for people........I enjoyed it so much. I LOVE my group power weight lifting classes. The owner of the gym I go to called me the group power junky as I go as often as I can.....usually 3 times a week. I also hit the weight machines 2 times a week on top of that. I just want to build serious muscles. I have noticed that it has helped my arthritis be less painful and I like that. I love the sore feeling I get from working out. I would recommend strength training for anyone who has their doctors ok. Just find a level that works for your health and fitness desires. - 9/8/2014 6:05:07 PM
  • MYHAPPYMEDIUM
    I have noticed it is especially good for my posture. I feel it has helped keep me from getting a thick middle and rounded shoulders that middle aged women can sometimes get.

    The reason I don't like doing it is because my mind can't wander. Needs all of my attention. I was doing 30 min. 2x per week but was not getting it done. I have switched to 10 min. a day. Hoping this will help get it done. - 9/8/2014 5:13:02 AM
  • I am one of those who actually wishes he COULD lift weights, but the doctor has said I shouldn't. - 9/2/2014 6:24:28 PM
  • I am considering this. Have not every worked with weights before. - 7/6/2014 6:23:30 AM
  • Yes, yes and YES! Nothing has changed my body like strength training has even though my weight hasn't changed for over two years. Trust me, there's nothing to be afraid of with strength training--your body will thank you! - 6/22/2014 12:54:46 PM
  • What are your recommendations for people with hip issues that deal with pain and it increases with strength/weight training? I have hip dysplasia, just recently had surgery, and I am still in the recovery process. I want to do strength training again, but I want to avoid the "pain". I do know the difference in soreness and pain. I love soreness. Hate pain. - 6/22/2014 8:19:42 AM
  • ROBERTHC2014
    Go Go Go - 3/18/2014 12:53:11 PM
  • MANDYCAT3
    That one about "I'm afraid of bulking up" always makes me smile. If people knew how much work it can take some of us just to achieve some attractive muscle definition, they'd stop worrying about turning into The Hulk. - 12/3/2013 7:38:57 AM
  • this will be my goal to do today use my weights ropes i have collectng dust in my living room i promis my self 10 min toaday of putting me first - 10/30/2013 8:33:36 AM
  • PEACENCARROTS
    I am going to do more strength training as one of my fitness/health goals! - 10/5/2013 8:51:14 PM
  • I love weight-training. I try to go to the fitness center 3-4 times a week to use the machines there. I'm especially fond of compound exercises, like squats and dead-lifts, which target several large muscle groups at one time--saving effort and time.

    I think weight-training is just as important (if not more so) as cardio when it comes to weight loss. I usually switch back and forth between two machines without rest, to keep the heart rate up and still sweat as if I was just on the elliptical.

    Also, building muscle burns more calories in the long run, even on days when you are just sitting around. 1 pound of fat burns 3 calories per hour, one pound of muscle burns 75 calories per hour...at least that's what I learned in my weight-training class ;) - 10/4/2013 4:12:37 PM
  • interesting - 10/4/2013 11:18:33 AM
  • KKB501
    I meant not in a professional weight-lifter way... - 10/4/2013 10:16:11 AM
  • KKB501
    Great article! I was a total cardio junkie until I met my now husband and we started lifting together. I love it and now work both in. I had that "I don't want to get too bulky" mentality at first, but now I want those defined muscles (but not in a weight-lifter type of way). Strong is sexy! - 10/4/2013 10:14:45 AM

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