Resistance Training for Women
weights_pink300x200Many women today are into resistance training. Many get into resistance training programs engaging into sports. Resistance training is important for women. It allows you to be active and have a healthy body.  Having an active body and well-toned muscles can provide you with more strength and good resistance.

If you're about to start a weight training program here are some general guidelines:

1. Begin with light stretching and warm up exercises to get the blood and nutrients flowing to the muscles and joints of your body. Muscle stretching also helps in lessening the risks of injuries and muscle pains after the work out. In addition, muscle stretching also gives you more flexibility thus allowing you to execute the exercises more comfortably and effectively.

2. When you are ready to begin your workout, start with the larger muscle groups then the smaller ones.

3. You should always remember to work on the opposite muscles as well. Muscles tend to get imbalanced especially if the amounts of exercises you do are not equally distributed. When performing triceps extension, it is advised that you also do bicep exercises. If you work out on the chest and the stomach area like crunches, it is important that you do back extension exercises to get a balanced upper muscle toning.

 4. Always take a rest after your resistance training workout. Allow your muscles to cool gradually to prevent soreness

Incorporating resistance training into your workout is not only good for your health, but if you enjoy sports like tennis and basketball, it will allow you to be more physically fit on the court.

A word of caution:  Many women encounter serious injuries when they incorrectly lift weights. Therefore, before you begin a resistance training program, you should know the proper ways on how to execute the different exercises.  If you are considering a resistance training workout and would like a FREE consultation with Dr. Sattele, click here now or give our office a call.

 

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