Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Women & Weight Training

Kudos to Heather for pointing me toward this site that provides a bunch of info for women who are interested in/new to weight training.

Good info on weight, sets, reps, nutrition, and tips for training before and after pregnancy (and for those interested: working out actually tends to *decrease* the discomfort of monthly bleeding and cramping, which is yet another great reason for me to stay on track).

I particularly like the photo of her pushing her car.

5 comments so far. What are your thoughts?

Anonymous said...

Thanks. Interesting info for a woman still on the neoprene dumbbells.  

Posted by NancyP

Anonymous said...

Yea, it's a really, really kick-ass site. I had enough reading material for a whole day at work, and I'm still reading... 

Posted by Kameron Hurley

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the site recommendation --I've learned a lot already and I've barely scratched the surface, really. 

Posted by jpjeffrey

Anonymous said...

Oh, hey, if I had suspected you weren't already intimately acquainted with such things, I'd've pointed you to Mistress Krista too. She rules, utterly. I thought you were totally in with the gym badassness with your boxing and such, part of the reason I was so stunned by your lifting numbers. I apologise.

Nancy, I saw your comment down below... of course, you're quite right, and a combo of endurance and strength is the ideal for a "normal person". (And for the sensible bodybuilder, come to that.) Thing is, lifting lots of little weights for reps isn't the most efficient way to do it. Better use of your active time to lift fewer, bigger weights, spend less time lifting, and run, cycle, etc. to build endurance. 

Posted by Katharine

Anonymous said...

Katharine, yea, I know pretty much nothing about weight lifting, this is a totally new thing for me. I've been doing free weights on my own for years (and spent far too many of those years with dinky 5lb weights wondering why doing 100 reps wasn't getting me anywhere. Now that I've got 30lbers, I don't have that problem), but the boxing classes were pretty recent and purely recreational, so there's a *lot* I've got to learn.

And Krista's site totally rocks the house. I'm *still* going through all the info she's got there. I'm engrossed.

She's fuckin' cool. 

Posted by Kameron Hurley