Project:F1t Column: “Why women need to stop lifting weights the wrong way…”

Lee Behjet, owner of Project:F1t, explains why ladies need to stop lifting weights the wrong way – and start lifting heavier loads for better results.

Have I lost my marbles? Getting women to lift weights is how I make a living.

What I mean by the headline is, ladies, you need to stop lifting weights the way women’s magazines tell you to.

Lots of women think that heavy weight lifting is solely for men. You see, most ladies I see in the gym are lifting weights, but not in the correct way (most men aren’t lifting properly either but I’ll save that for another day).

But ladies it’s not your fault. You’ve been lied to. Myths include ‘women need to lift lighter weights’, ’if you lift heavy you’ll get bulky’, ‘don’t use free weights as they are dangerous – especially those squats’ and ‘do cardio to get toned’.

No doubt you’ve heard at least one of those before. All of them are myths.

You see, if you really want to get the results you desire you need to be lifting heavier weights. This will help with losing weight, burning body fat, increasing muscle definition, as well as increasing confidence and self esteem, just like Sam and Olivia.

However, I realise that there is a reluctance to start to lift weights due to the fear of getting ‘bulky’.

Ladies, this simply will not happen due to your genetic make up. I know it can be intimidating and that there is safety on the treadmill.

You see, simplicity wins every time. Pick something up. Squat something. Push something over head. Pull something towards you. Carry something for distance. Sprinkle it with some cardio and watch the magic happen.

I promise that if you start incorporating some heavier weight training alongside what you are already doing now you will see better results in a couple of months than you ever have before.

Email to book Lee for personal training.

This column was published in the January 2018 issue of Celebrate:MK lifestyle magazine. Read the full magazine above or by clicking on this link.

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