women Tag

Recently, I have been seen alot on social media of wonder-women athletes returning to sport or exercise after the birth of their little ones. Here is a caption snippet from one of the featured athletes at 6 months post partum; with an image of her crossing the finish line of a half marathon: “I wanted to savor this moment in the finishing stretch, freeze time and look back over the last two years with having kids: the months of sleep deprivation, hours of corrective exercises and pelvic/core work, bouts of mastitis, poop my pants runs, bladder incontinence, and the days of questioning...

Perhaps you're afraid lifting weights will make you look bulky. Maybe you're hung up on the fact that you 'only need cardio' to lose weight? Or you just don't think you have enough time for strength?   The benefits of strength training for women are immense. For example, women more than men, need to meet the essential strain for bone remodeling which is required for the reduction of osteoporosis. Unfortunately however there are several long standing myths and misconceptions that mean many women overlook strength training as a part of their regular exercise regime. Accredited Exercise Physiologist, Kitty Chao, sets out to bust some of the...