Everyone can be mistaken about the optimal way to lose weight and to exercise at the gym. There are at least a thousand different techniques for diets and exercises, and fortunately, most of them are useful for your body.

Many ladies dream of an attractive appearance, a slender and toned body, lightness and smooth movements. Strength workout can give them all that. However, often young ladies bypass the gym, because they believe that exercising with a barbell and dumbbells will turn them into a kind of Hulk, a hero of comics and movies.

Do not let unbelievable information interfere with your training in the way you want to perform it! Find out the truth behind the most popular myths about strength workout for women. Here are seven well-known myths, be careful:

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#1. Women should not lift heavy weights. If you look at one pound of fat and one pound of muscle, it turns out that with the same mass of muscle is much smaller in volume.

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#2. You can spot reduce weight. If you want to get rid of abdominal fat, squats will not help you. Women have predisposition to such fat.

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#3. Cardio can help women lose weight. You can lose weight without it, if you want. Furthermore, strength training helps to maintain your posture.

#4. One plan can be good for all women. All women have individual problems and goals. So, the approach should also be different.

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#5. Men and women should train differently. There is no reason for this. Joint performing of complex, special or aerobic training can be particularly effective.

#6. Eat less to lose weight. You should not eat less, but you should eat healthy. This is much more important.

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Whole grains, legumes, vegetables and minimally processed cereals are good examples of carbohydrates that you can eat often without worrying about weight gain.

#7. Older women should not lift weights. Strength training effectively prevent osteoporosis, form a muscular corset, accelerate metabolism and increase strength.

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