What, Women Lift Weights At Ironcult?
By Vishwa on Inspiration
March 4, 2011
The adjoining video, which was filmed in the gym yesterday is an example to show that even women can weight train. I know that many of you would be thinking that lifting weights by women folk is needless. You should know that weight training by far is one of the most efficient means for women to lose weight and be shapely. Moreover, women cannot build muscle the way men do. I have discussed about it several times earlier, and I would like to brief here that women lack the much needed hormone–testosterone–which they possess in a lesser degree in relation to men to build muscle.
I have been an aggressive proponent of weight training from the day I learnt that weight training when performed properly would benefit one and all. It was difficult to draw attention in the earlier days, as women never showed up in my gym, for aerobics seemed to be the rage. A noticeable number of women now frequent the gym, and many of them continue to reap the benefits of weight training.
For example, Madhuri and Roopa, who feature in the video frequent the gym earnestly. They both have lost considerable amount of fat in the recent times. By the way, as you can see in the video they have approximately deadlifted–trap bar–180 pounds including the bar.
PS: If permitted, I would like to post their before and after pictures in the coming days.