The Benefits of Strength Training for Women: Empowering Through Powerlifting
Strength training has long been associated with men, but it's time to break the myth that lifting weights is exclusively for them.
Women can greatly benefit from incorporating strength training into their fitness routines and powerlifting is an empowering avenue to explore.
In this blog, we will delve into the importance and advantages of strength training specifically for women.
We will dispel common myths surrounding women and weightlifting while showcasing inspiring success stories of women who have excelled in powerlifting.
Breaking the Myths:
Let's address the prevailing myth that strength training makes women bulky.
In reality, women lack the testosterone levels necessary to develop significant or excessive muscle mass naturally.
You can absolutely build muscle, but the real benefits come from strength training. By engaging in powerlifting, women can build lean muscle, improve overall body composition, and enhance their metabolism but more importantly challenge themselves in a profound way.
Building Strength and Confidence:
Powerlifting provides a platform for women to discover their true strength potential.
The process of progressively lifting heavier weights boosts physical strength, but it also nurtures mental resilience. As women witness their own progress and surpass their goals, they gain confidence that transcends the gym, empowering them to tackle challenges in all aspects of life.
Functional Fitness and Everyday Benefits:
Strength training through powerlifting improves functional fitness, making daily activities easier and more enjoyable.
By enhancing muscle strength, joint stability, and bone density, women can experience improved posture, better balance, and reduced risk of injury. Your day to day life needs you at your best, regardless of gender and you deserve to give this to yourself.
Positive Impact on Health:
Powerlifting offers numerous health benefits to women.
Regular strength training enhances cardiovascular health, promotes weight management, and reduces the risk of chronic conditions such as osteoporosis and type 2 diabetes. Moreover, it can alleviate symptoms of anxiety and depression, contributing to improved mental well-being.
Inspiring Success Stories:
There are countless remarkable women who have excelled in powerlifting, defying stereotypes and pushing boundaries.
Amy is a full time lecturer and academic at the University of Adelaide, but this hasn’t prevented her from receiving an invite to Nationals in the 75kg weight category with a squat of 140kg, an incredible bench of 90kg and deadlift 155kg in competition
Ashleigh balances a busy schedule of full time study with medicine, working in a cafe, and still finding time to be with her partner. These are the important things in her life, so making training fit her schedule was key - this has allowed her to receive an invite to her first National competition, while setting lifetime PRs across every lift
When Bec started nearly 5 years ago, she was full of self doubt - she struggled to complete day to day tasks we often take for granted like simply getting up and down from the floor. Since then she has not only discovered her potential in powerlifting by competing twice, but has made amazing contributions to the team in assisting at every competition.
Online client Helene started with Ethos after a significant back injury had prevented her from lifting for some time, and she wanted to find a new approach to her training after crash-dieting from bodybuilding. She was able to not only come back to the platform to set a series of lifetime PRs and Canadian National records, but has since gone on to become one of the most renowned female lifters in Canada.
Strength training, specifically powerlifting, is an invaluable tool for women to transform their bodies, minds, and lives.
By dispelling the myths surrounding women and weightlifting, we can encourage more women to embrace the empowering benefits of strength training.
Through powerlifting, women can build strength, boost confidence, enhance functional fitness, improve overall health, and be inspired by the incredible achievements of others. It's time for women to harness their inner power and redefine what it means to be strong.
So, ladies, grab those weights and discover the transformative journey that powerlifting can offer.