It’s 2020, and we are finally getting past the taboo against women lifting weights. Previously, it was perceived that heavy lifting is not for women because it makes them bulky, and society has engraved it in our minds that women should be petite. However, we are all for body positivity here at SPORFORYA, and that is why we like to encourage every woman to train at their own free will.
This feature will focus on some of the best heavy lifting tips from Southern California trainers.
Weight training is not only beneficial for toning your body but it also really good for your health. It promotes an overall healthy body image and helps you gain strength without bulk. It allows you to be physically stronger, all the while being feminine and looking your best.
Weight lifting is also an excellent way to reduce stress and elevate your mood. It further allows you to perform to the best of your athletic capability and improve the metabolism, which promotes fat loss and muscle gain.
However, it is important to take care of your posture and train with a professional so that you don’t end up hurting your back or your shoulders. Weight lifting is tricky for both men and women, and they should tackle it according to their body needs and nutritional requirements.
This video here by Barbell Brigade explains some of the top tips for heavy lifting and smashes the stereotypes of women being dainty. Amanda Bucci, who is an entrepreneur and an Instagram/YouTube influencer will give you the perfect insights from the world of modeling, and bursts all the myths.
In the video, she talks about the misconception that models need a small waist and size zero at all times. She talks about the fact that the one thing that helped her with her stunning waist size was lifting heavy weights and working on the upper body strength and the back.
She also discusses how her posture plays the most important role in her career and how she looks after it while training. One of the best things about her video is that she tells you the raw truth. She is honest about the fact that it won’t be easy and that it would take time to bulk. She also focuses on the importance of correct posture and restraint.
Here are some of our top tips for you to train smarter and better:
- Always seek better balance. Excessive cardio and weight lifting will never take you anywhere. You need to find the perfect equilibrium between the two so that you can reap the complete benefits of it.
- Don’t forget to warm up and cool down your muscles after a session. Like any other body part, your muscles need time to repair so don’t forget to rest your body.
- Your workout routine is very important. It is not smart to work on the same muscles every day. Divide your days and pay attention to one muscle at a time, alternate between leg days, chest days, and so on.
- Rest days are important. Don’t train for seven days a week. Take an off every seventh day or so. Try out a few routines and see what works best for you.
Lastly, focus your energy on the main goal and don’t take a set back as the final destination. No two people would have the same workout journey, therefore, don’t compare your day five with someone else’s.
In the end, we would like to remind you that a trainer is mandatory if you plan on lifting weights. Don’t ignore their advice and learn how to perfect your posture so that you can avoid any internal and external injuries. The trainer further helps you in keeping your breathing in control and encourages you to test your restraint. Even Amada recommends getting a coach and getting used to the basic movements first.
On that note, we are going to end our piece for this week. Connect with us in the comments below and let us know if our tips helped you at all. We would also love to hear from you about what you would like us to cover next!
Until next time,