Health Tip: Don't Fear Strength Training
(HealthDay News) -- Strength training helps you build more muscle and burn more fat, but women shouldn't avoid it out of fear of getting bulky.
The American Council on Exercise recommends:
If you want to increase strength, opt for heavier weights and fewer repetitions. To build endurance, opt for more repetitions with lighter weights.
Keep at it. After a few months, women and men will both see about a 20 percent to 40 percent improvement in strength.
Determine your body type, and set your goals accordingly. Don't compare yourself to others, because everyone is different.
Concentrate on the way exercise makes you feel, and less on your appearance. Accept your body, and focus on getting stronger, healthier and feeling better.
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