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Health & Fitness The 5 Things You Need to Stop Believing About Lifting Heavy Weights

13:50  13 november  2017
13:50  13 november  2017 Source:   popsugar.com

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This is a dangerous stereotype to believe ; there are some serious benefits to be earned from lifting weights on the regular, especially if you ’re a woman. Myth 4: Women Aren’t Built to Lift Heavy Weights .

This is a dangerous stereotype to believe ; there are some serious benefits to be earned from lifting weights on the regular, especially if you 're a woman. Myth 4: Women Aren't Built to Lift Heavy Weights .

Myths About Weightlifting © POPSUGAR Photography / Benjamin Stone Myths About Weightlifting When you take a look around the weight room, men almost always take up the space. We've been conditioned to believe that guys like to pump weights while women go for a run or do yoga. This is a dangerous stereotype to believe; there are some serious benefits to be earned from lifting weights on the regular, especially if you're a woman. Whether you're trying to lose weight or grow some lean muscle, it's time to get friendly with that barbell. Let's start by debunking some common myths.

Myth 1: Weightlifting Makes You Bulk Up

"Most women don't have enough testosterone production in their body to put on huge muscle gains and 'get big,'" explained Lauren Clare, personal trainer and certified holistic health coach. That's because women have way less testosterone in their systems than men do (20 times less, to be exact), and testosterone is one of the primary hormones that promotes muscle growth. So when you see those big, bulky guys at the gym, don't panic, because it's not physically possible for you to turn into the Hulk from a strength-training routine.

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Similarly, Clare discourages us from believing the pictures you could see in bodybuilding magazines. Cardio is not the one manner to stay your cardiovascular well being in test. Myth four: Women Aren’t Built to Lift Heavy Weights .

This is a dangerous stereotype to believe ; there are some serious benefits to be earned from lifting weights on the regular, especially if you 're a woman. Myth 4: Women Aren't Built to Lift Heavy Weights .

Similarly, Clare discourages us from believing the photos you might see in bodybuilding magazines. The buff women you are seeing are taking supplements and training extremely hard, she told POPSUGAR. You won't end up anything like that, even if you lift weights several times a week.

Myth 2: Weightlifting Doesn't Burn Fat Like Cardio Does

If you're only running on the treadmill or hitting the StairMaster, you're not giving your body the tools it needs to burn fat efficiently. The secret to losing weight is gaining lean muscle mass, because this will spike your metabolism throughout the day and help your body burn excess fat. However, sticking to a cardio-only fitness program won't give you the chance to build that necessary muscle, which is why weightlifting is so crucial to overall weight loss.

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In this video, I show you the top five reasons why you need to lift heavy weights in order to build muscle fast. I believe that heavy weights are those that cause you to fail in the 3 to 8 rep range. Same thing applies in your gym workouts.

Your body is a machine, and you need to turn it off every once in awhile and give it a tune up. Taking a break from lifting weights is the perfect time to work on your flexibility. Also, as impressive as it is to put up heavy weight in the gym, it’s even more so when you gain the ability to perform things like

"When women start strength training for the first time, they usually turn their fat into lean muscle and their body changes in overall composition in a positive way," Clare confirmed. "They become leaner, burn more calories, and most importantly feel much stronger."

  The 5 Things You Need to Stop Believing About Lifting Heavy Weights © Provided by Shutterstock Myth 3: It Won't Improve Your Cardiovascular Health

Experts say that a rigorous weightlifting program can be just as much of an aerobic workout as a session on the elliptical machine. Weightlifting also keeps your heart healthy, and Clare said it fortifies your bones as well. Cardio isn't the only way to keep your cardiovascular health in check.

Myth 4: Women Aren't Built to Lift Heavy Weights

You may have been conditioned to think that women aren't meant to lift heavy weights, but that couldn't be farther from the truth. Your body is built to do amazing things, and more importantly, it's built to be strong. "Weight training is one of the best ways to get your body toner, stronger, and increase your energy levels," Clare said. This is true no matter what gender you are.

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Of course you have to lift heavy as well, and I already did a video on the topic called the top 5 reasons you need to lift heavy . Things like drop sets, run the rack sets, burnouts and more all utilize lighter weights (dumbbells or bars). If your weightlifting workouts are not including these types of set

Some people believe that lifting heavy weights is only for a certain group of people and that lifting This will ultimately help us to create a caloric deficit that we will need in order to lose body fat and Ultimately, lifting heavy weights is one of the best things you can do for your fitness and motivation.

Myth 5: It's Better to Lift Light Weights For More Reps

While there's nothing wrong with lifting light weights for higher reps, keep in mind that the only way you actually gain muscle in your body is by consistently introducing your muscles to change. In other words, if you stick with the same low weights over and over again, your body will plateau out and you won't see any significant weight loss. The more you shock your muscles into getting stronger, the leaner you'll look in the end.

Related: 6 Ways To Maximize Weight Training Efforts (Provided by Wochit News)

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