simple answer....YES!!

For years many women had and still have a fear of doing any sort of resistance exercises in a gym. Just to clarify that a resistance exercise simply means using weight such as dumbells or even just bodyweight to improve muscular endurance.

Other benefits of doing resistance exercises are:

  • increased metabolic rate
  • increased muscle tone and definition
  • less chance of injury
  • less chance of lower back problems

The most widely cited reason for many women not doing resistance exercises is they are afraid of putting on muscle. The fact of the matter is women do not produce the hormones needed to "bulk up".

The only reason you see a lot of those bodybuilding women look so huge is because it is not natural and they have to take hormones and steroids to get like that. But for the everyday woman looking to tone up and get better defiiniton, resistance exercises are essential.

Having a qualified personal trainer showing you the right techniques with the correct weight and number of repitions will leave you feeling fantastic and give you a great work out.

One of the most important things about resistance training is the increase in your metabolic rate which means you will burn more calories at rest. Muscle (and i use the term lightly :)) burns more calories than fat. Now doesnt that sound good.

So what are you waiting for? Get cracking on those weights and dont worry about putting on muscle. It wont happen.
Just reap the rewards of looking great and having more energy.