Powerlifting Guide For Women
As a competitive female powerlifter and powerlifting coach, this is a topic that is very near and dear to me.
Having worked with many female clients over the years, there is one recurring theme I’ve noticed: they have spent years doing crash diets and high-intensity cardio or classes only to fall short of their goals.
The reason they have continued to not reach their goals is that this type of dieting and training is not conducive for the results women want. When my female clients come to me, they tell me they want to look toned, muscular, and fit. They also don’t want to starve themselves to reach their goals.
This is one reason powerlifting training is so beneficial for women. This style of training is optimal for building muscle and reducing body fat. Lifting heavy weights forces your body to adapt and add muscle tissue.
Since most women are focused on improving their physique, it can be a relief to shift focus away from solely how you look to how strong you feel.
As stated before, your physique will improve with powerlifting training! A solid powerlifting training program and a solid nutrition program is the perfect recipe for a great physique!
The best part about powerlifting training? You get to eat! With a focus on getting stronger, and lifting more weight, you can say goodbye to restrictive crash diets forever. Eating more and getting stronger means continuing to build muscle. More muscle means a better metabolism and less body fat. Seeing food as fuel for your powerlifting training can do a lot to build a better relationship with food.
There are other benefits to powerlifting training that aren’t as obvious. The main one is building confidence. Getting stronger and conquering new weights means overcoming challenges and learning to believe in yourself. You learn what your body is capable of rather than trying to shrink it.
There is no better feeling than hitting a new personal best in lifting!
As a side note, you don’t have to compete in order to experience all the benefits of powerlifting training. It’s something you can do for yourself to get stronger and feel more confident.