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Why Women Need to Strength Train with Free Weights

From the Show: Health Radio
Summary: Enjoy increased strength and other benefits by training with free weights.
Air Date: 2/18/16
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Lorne David Opler, CSCS
Lorne Opler Lorne Opler has been a Certified Personal Trainer with the American Council on Exercise since 1997 and is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. He has a Master's degree in Health Education from the University of Texas at Austin and is currently an instructor in the Fitness and Health Promotion program at Centennial College in Toronto, Ontario, where he teaches up-and-coming personal trainers


Why Women Need to Strength Train with Free Weights
The push in women's fitness is to "get strong."

Strength training is great for bone density, flexibility, weight loss, and metabolism. Using challenging weights helps build muscle mass and provides health benefits.

The best kind of strength training exercises are multi-joint or compound exercises. These exercises target multiple joints and muscles at one time. An example would be the bench press, employing your elbows, shoulders, chest, and biceps.

And the sexiest reason to strength train? Confidence. A woman who is comfortable strength training with free weights isn't afraid to step onto the gym floor and work out among the "muscle men." That confidence translates to daily life.

Personal trainer Lorne Opler discusses the reasons women need to strength train, and how you can enjoy increased strength and other benefits by training with free weights.
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