Delivering the latest buzz on fitness, nutrition and wellness for Syracuse University students.
by Rachel Tipovski, blogger
Many girls shy away from free weights at the gym. Some worry about bulking up and looking manly, or that they don’t know how to use weights the right way. Maybe it just seems intimidating to go over and lift with the boys but it’s time to get over your fears!
Strength training is important to start as a young adult for a variety of reasons
The American College of Sports Medicine recommends strength training at least twice per week, with eight to 12 repetitions per exercise. Need some tips to start out? Click ahead for few routines from The Women’s Heart Foundation:
The Bicep Curl:
The Front Shoulder Raise:
The Tricep Curl:
The biggest misconception about weight training is that you will end up looking like a body builder, but this couldn’t be further from the truth! The health benefits are too great to pass up.