Easing into weight lifting as a woman is much different than starting out as a man. This article will tell you a female friendly process to get started with the bench press in a way that is quick, safe, easy and fun!
ATTENTION: The following post may be offensive to men
(Because after you read it you will know more about weight lifting than they do)
One of the women I used to train sent me an email the other day telling me about some guy at the gym who pissed her off. Upon seeing her lifting weights, he came up to her and said,
“Why are you bench pressing? Women aren’t supposed to do that!” – Dumb guy at gym
Wow. Hearing this guy’s ignorant response obviously still infuriates me, but it also helped me realize something I’d never really thought about before:
In the previous article, I talked about how weight lifting can be used to systematically improve your strength and maintain your muscle mass while you lose weight. Unlike cardio which burns calories only while you exercise, weight training has been shown to increase your metabolism for up to 48 hours… long after you finish your workout!
The fat burning, body toning benefits of weight lifting are fast and furious when done the right way. And in this next series of articles, I’m going to show you exactly HOW to get these maximum results with just three powerful lifting exercises: – the bench press the dead lift and the box squat.