- Functional training
- Women lifting heavier weights
- HIIT – or High-Intensity Interval Training
It’s the second one that excites me.
“In their lives, women typically receive no encouragement to do serious strength training,” Steven Shrago, co-founder of CrossFit London, told Relaxnews, noting his dislike of pink dumbbells marketed to women. “To me, that is hugely insulting, and the opposite of empowering.”
But as more people are drawn to hardcore workouts like Crossfit, that very well may change. “Many modern women are refusing to be intimidated by rigorous weight training and are jumping right in alongside the guys,” writes website Slimming Point. “Overall, more can be accomplished with a solid weight-training routine than hours of cardio, and even more women will be aware of this in 2013.”
Death to lady weights! I am annoyed by the whole notion that women shouldn’t lift anything actually heavy because we might bulk up & become unfeminine. blah I really got annoyed when I was working with a trainer & she wouldn’t let me lift much weight because the goal was to lose weight, not gain muscle. What she had my lifting felt like air to me. That’s not strength training, that’s a really poor excuse for cardio. I would rather be strong than willowy thin.
I found this article via Pace Per Mile. (They have a radio show & it will automatically start when you open their home page.)