Women's Strength Training Tips

Women and Strength Training

Bravo Women's Fitness

In honor of National Women's Health and Fitness Day, we've asked two of our researchers from the Cybex Research Institute (CRI) to share a few words of fitness advice for women. Cory and Ben weigh in:


Cory Hofmann Cory Hofmann, Cybex Research Manager, Cybex Research Institute, gives his top tips for women and strength training.
"Don’t be afraid of becoming too ‘bulky’.  Women have less testosterone than men, and therefore will not see gains in muscle mass at nearly the rate men will.  In addition, strength training has been shown to decrease risk of diabetes, osteoporosis, and sarcopenia (the loss of muscle mass due to aging).  A balanced workout plan should include aspects of both cardiovascular and strength training, and of course adequate rest when needed."


Ben Wilde  
Ben Wilde, Cybex International Training Director, gives advice to women on strength training and building muscle.






Cybex is a provider and manufacturer of premium commercial fitness equipment. Content featured in the Cybex Fitness Blog is meant to inspire healthy living and wellness and should not be taken as medical advice. As always, be sure to consult a physician if you are unsure of your individual exercise readiness or have a pre-existing medical condition. While these programs offer great benefits, there are many considerations that should be weighed before attempting any type of physical activity.

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