4 Must-Do Nutrition Tips for Women Who Workout

A lot of research has been done in order to understand the effect of physical activity on micronutrient requirement. It sounds intuitive that when a woman does more physical activity her nutritional requirements increase. That is, she will need more protein, more starch, more fat and just more food in order to stay healthy. That’s […]

Here’s Why Skinny Will Never Be The New Sexy

Before we get into a specifics, let’s clarify some basics. Most of you are probably used to the term “weight loss” and are ready to do whatever it takes to see that number of the scale drop. Your body is composed of fat, muscle, water, bones, connective tissue and other organs. You are overweight because […]

Women Need Muscles. Why?

Women are constantly told that lifting weights might Make them look like a man Hurt their back Make their uterus drop Reduce their chances of pregnancy Increase global warming If you scoffed at the last point, you do realise that the other suggestions are as improbable as the last one. Women need muscles. And so does […]

5 Training Myths About Women That Need To Be Shattered Today

Lifting weights will make you big Lifting heavy weights won’t make you the ‘She-Hulk’. Why not? Testosterone is the primary muscle-building hormone. Since women don’t have as much testosterone in their bodies as men, they can never get as big. Strength training makes you stronger, not necessarily bigger. It also burns fat and helps you […]

Do Athletes Need to Strength Train?

Let’s say you can run the 100m in 15 seconds. Where does your speed come from? From the push into the floor in every step. While genetics, neuromuscular co-ordination, running technique and skill will play a role, the biggest controllable is how much force you can put into the floor. A well-designed strength programme will […]

The Strength Training Primer For Women You’ve Been Waiting For

Written by Kanchana Paromita Venkatesh for The Quad And we have to deal with all those Cosmo posts featuring suspiciously sweat-free models, waving around 2 lb pink dumbbells (why are they always pink?!). Before we go further, understand that as a woman who is interested in strength training, you are in the minority and you […]