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    • Weightlifting For Women


      by Charles Poliquin Iron Man Magazine

      Q; I’m a personal trainer, and I get a lot of resistance from potential female clients who think that increasing their muscle mass will have no real benefits. How can I answer them?

      A: Increasing your muscle and bone mass offers myriad health benefits. The very extreme muscular women you may have seen have had hormone “support” to build their overblown muscles—better known as “East German acupuncture.”

      Here’s what you should tell those who frown on gaining a few kilos of muscle mass:

      1) The more muscle and bone mass you have, the greater the acid-buffering power you create; that is, you now have more protein, potassium, magnesium and calcium to buffer the acidity in your body. The more alkaline you are, the greater the endurance potential of your body and the greater your immune power, thus the better your chances of surviving cancer or the swine flu.

      2) According to research out of Tufts University, the greater your muscle mass, the greater your longevity potential. It is, in fact, the number-one biomarker of longevity, a far better predictor than total cholesterol or blood pressure.

      3) The more muscle you have, the more insulin receptor sites you have, and the more sensitive they are. Increased muscle prevents diabetes and metabolic syndrome. Translation: The more muscle you have, the easier it is to have low bodyfat.

      4) The more muscle you have, the more you burn calories at rest. It’s estimated that for every pound of muscle you gain, you burn an extra 50 calories a day.

      5) The more muscle you have, the more strength you have, which is the number-two predictor of longevity, according to the same researchers from Tufts University. Strength is always empowering. You never know when that new level of strength may come in handy.

      6) In my 30 years of experience as a strength coach, for every pound of lean tissue gained, there was an equal amount of bodyfat loss. In other words, the body composition changed dramatically. For example, a female executive weighing in at 132 pounds with 20 percent bodyfat has about 25 pounds of fat. So if she gains about eight pounds of muscle mass and loses eight pounds of fat at the same time in 10 weeks, her bodyfat will be 13 percent at the end of the 10 weeks. Her body will look tremendously better.

      Source: http://www.ironmanmagazine.com/6-ben...ing-for-women/
      Comments 4 Comments
      1. wtmdcg91's Avatar
        wtmdcg91 -
        GEEEEE .... nothing new on your read basicaly worthless . I am a strength athlete and when you talking about aquaring a lot of muscle for women you talking about a field that you not very familiar . So many things go into getting that muscle , as a woman that you missed the whole point on this article. There is so much going into getting a woman muscular without drugs that is very hard !
        Anyway sure you get stronger if you get more muscle DUH
      1. CobbledPath's Avatar
        CobbledPath -
        Originally Posted by wtmdcg91 View Post
        GEEEEE .... nothing new on your read basicaly worthless . I am a strength athlete and when you talking about aquaring a lot of muscle for women you talking about a field that you not very familiar . So many things go into getting that muscle , as a woman that you missed the whole point on this article. There is so much going into getting a woman muscular without drugs that is very hard !
        Anyway sure you get stronger if you get more muscle DUH
        I think you need to practice reading a bit more...
      1. The Matrix's Avatar
        The Matrix -
        Originally Posted by wtmdcg91 View Post
        GEEEEE .... nothing new on your read basicaly worthless . I am a strength athlete and when you talking about aquaring a lot of muscle for women you talking about a field that you not very familiar . So many things go into getting that muscle , as a woman that you missed the whole point on this article. There is so much going into getting a woman muscular without drugs that is very hard !
        Anyway sure you get stronger if you get more muscle DUH
        Theory one is total.bull ****. More.protein you have.more acidic you.become this is a known fact..

        More muscle one has.more.metabolic.waste is created as.well.as.oxidiative stress. Why do.weight lifters have some.of the.lowest.levels of.glutathione ?
      1. wtmdcg91's Avatar
        wtmdcg91 -
        Originally Posted by CobbledPath View Post
        I think you need to practice reading a bit more...
        Worthless reply ! You have no idea what the female body needs to attain size and strength and i don't mean look good for idiots at the gym compete at the top level!