Category Archives: Sports & Fitness

Wearing A Weight Lifting Belt

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Wearing a weight lifting belt can help give you a greater sense of security when lifting heavy weight but is it really necessary to wear a weight lifting belt? The answer can vary depending on your training and history of injuries. Originally the weight lifting belt was designed to protect your lower back during heavy lifts. It does this by minimizing movement in your lower back and pushing in your core. Lets take a closer look at whether or not you should be wearing a weight lifting belt when training. As I mentioned above, the main purpose of a weight lifting belt is to minimize movement in the lower back […]

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Why Lifting Heavy Weights Won’t Bulk Woman Up

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Even with fitness experts praising the health benefits of weight lifting, many women still resist the idea. For a lot of females, the goal in exercising is to slim down, get trim and toned. Because weight training and lifting heavy has long been associated with body builders and men with large muscles, many women believe their bodies will look like that too if they start a weight training regimen. This could not be further from the truth and you could be stalling progress in your health and fitness journey by avoiding lifting heavy weights. Here are some reasons why lifting weights will not bulk women up. Testosterone Testosterone levels are […]

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