The disparity between the proverbial muscular physique bodybuilders are known for and that of the curvaceous softness identified with the female form is so pronounced that it comes as no surprise why myths surrounding weighttraining for women abound. But remember: these are only myths. As a follow up to a previous post discussing the fallacies behind weighttraining for women, here are three more myths debunked.
- Weighttraining stiffens the body.
On the contrary, bodybuilding even promotes overall flexibility, particularly when all exercises are performed in their full range of motion. Specific exercises that are identified to stretch the muscle in the bottom range when done correctly are as follows: dumbbell presses, stiff-legged deadlifts, flyes, and chin-ups.
- Weightraining enlarges the breasts.No, it doesn't. But it does expand your back size, resulting to an eventual increase in your cup size. Since breasts are composed primarily of fatty tissue, it's only through gaining fat or getting implants that they could be enlarged.
- Weightraining transforms fat to muscles.Balderdash! Fat and muscle are two very different tissues. The only way you can rid your body of excess fat is through religious dieting and exercise. Weighttraining, on the other hand, promotes muscle development.
Written By: Maris Modesto