Q. Why weight training? Can't a woman simply lose weight by regular use cardio exercise?
A. Let's assume an overweight woman with poor overall shape decides to lose weight with a diet and treadmill combination. Yes, the weight will come off, but that same woman will merely be a smaller version of her previous poor shape. It is weight training that actually gives the body shape and sparkle. Weights build your shoulder, out a V-shape in your back, add an outer sweep to your quads and build abs that show diamond-shaped calves and a toned chest and arms.
Q. What do you say to women who have a huge problem with weight training for fear of getting too muscular?
A. Weight training does not build huge muscles on women. Their hormone (estrogen) levels forbid it. Testosterone (the male hormone) is the catalyst for big muscles. Those huge female weightlifters with ripped muscles are taking testosterone based drugs (i.e., steroids).