Strength Training Tips for Women

This article offers tips for the recommended 30 minutes or more of moderate exercise three to four days per week.

To Your Health:

Five Strength Training Tips for Women

By Editorial Staff

These days, many women have jumped on the cardio bandwagon and are making a point of hitting the treadmill or the elliptical machine a few times a week. Not a bad idea, considering government guidelines for heart health recommend engaging in 30 minutes or more of moderate exercise three to four days per week.

However, not enough women emphasize strength training in their workout routines. Perhaps it’s a fear of getting hurt or doing it “wrong,” but many women avoid weights altogether and think of the free-weight section of the gym as the area where the bodybuilders hang out. The following five tips will help educate and encourage you to venture into that muscle-bound area of the gym to get the most out of your weekly workout routines.

  1. Vary your workout with an interval program. This means that instead of working at the same pace on the treadmill or stationary bike for an hour or more, you should alternate quick bursts of speed with a recovery period. Combine this with a strength training regimen and you’re on your way to fitting into those skinny jeans. Full article:
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