Many women nowadays are into resistance training. Many get into resistance training programs through competing in sports. Resistance training is equally important for women. It allows you to be active and to have a healthy and attractive body. You may also gain the needed strength and physical build through developing muscles.

Before you start lifting weights, you should know the proper ways of how to execute the exercises. Many women encounter injuries when they incorrectly lift weights. It is important that you first get rid of any excess weight that you have, by walking or jogging. You may also purchase weight loss equipment, such as treadmills, cross bar platinum, and nutrition book guides for a better health.

Women usually do not have the natural muscle structure that most men have. They may not also have the same strength needed to carry heavy loads, or the same resistance that men have. This worsens as  you get older. Your body may no longer have the same strength as when you were still young. This happens because of the lifestyle you live, or just through natural ageing. Your resistance decreases and your body tends to weaken.

You can benefit from many things, once you get into resistance training. Even if you are not an athlete or a body-building enthusiast, you can still get into resistance training programs. Having an active body and well-toned muscles can provide you with more strength and better resistance. You can do some workouts outdoors, like walking or jogging, to improve blood circulation. 

You should also do some stretching and warm up exercises, to allow the blood nutrients to go to the muscles and joints of your body. Muscle stretching also helps to reduce the risk of injury and muscle pains, after the work out. Muscles tend to sore and strained if you are not well warmed-up and do the proper stretching techniques, before the work out.

In addition, muscle stretching also gives you more flexibility. You will be able to execute exercises comfortably and effectively. It is advisable that you do repetitive stretching and warm ups. Repetitions of exercises makes your muscles and joints more toned and better adapted to the motion you are executing.

When you are ready to lift weights, you should first work on your larger muscles, then the smaller ones. Then finally, you can work the muscles that are more isolated. You should execute push-ups to enhance the upper muscles of the body. Before doing triceps extension exercises, you should first focus on the larger muscle groups, such as the muscles in your butt. Perform exercises like repetitive squatting, box step-ups, and lunges.

You will also need to work on your quads, which are the muscles on the front of the thighs. Here you should also perform repetitive squats and lunges. You can also use the leg extension machine and the leg press machine, for a well-rounded exercise program.

Always remember to work on the opposite muscles. Muscles tend to get imbalanced, especially if the amounts of exercises you do are not equally distributed. When performing tricep extensions, it is advised that you also do bicep exercises. If you work out on the chest and the stomach area, with crunches, it is important that you also do back extension exercises, to get a balanced upper muscle tone.

Always take a rest after your resistance training work out. Allow your muscles to cool down gradually, so that you don’t experience sore or strained muscles. After trying resistance training for a while, you will notice the difference. You will feel more energetic, physically fit and better toned to compete in many kinds of sports.

How come there is so much written with the jocks in mind, but not much specially for the girls? Really, they seem to have been neglected! I find there are courses, books, boot camps and so many training programs for men, but not much with the ladies in mind and then they seem to add muscles in all the wrong places and make the ladies look like men. We don’t want our girls looking all “macho” and I’m sure they would like to be fit and slim, but still look feminine.

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Clinton Robson is a South African Personal Trainer and fitness fanatic and is a qualified Personal Trainer. He has completed a contract to run the gyms on cruise ships. He has done a special higher level course and qualified as an Exercise Specialist, or Conditioning Coach. He manages a local gym, assisting clients with training plans. He has been working out regularly, since 1996. He writes articles on many fitness topics, such as training, bodybuilding, working out, losing fat, toning the muscles, nutrition, supplements and more. Visit his blog at Fitness And Fatness, by clicking here, or by copying this link: