Women often subscribe to fitness fads, hearsay, and offbeat diets to get fit. According to top trainer Irene Lewis-McCormick, women must stop succumbing to pop culture in order to see greater strength and muscle definition. “It’s staggering the amount of misinformation that surrounds women and exercise,” says Lewis-McCormick. “With respect to the myths and misinformation, it’s no wonder women are so confused regarding what they should and should not do to achieve a strong, lean, healthy body.”
In her book, A Woman’s Guide to Muscle & Strength (Human Kinetics, February 2012), Lewis-McCormick dispels five common fitness myths and explains why strength training should be a part of every woman’s fitness regimen.
“Strength training is one of the only forms of exercise that offers so many benefits to health and fitness, which makes it a solid choice of regular exercise,” Lewis-McCormick says. “If anything, strength training is especially important for women because it provides maximum opportunity to control weight and achieve many other long-term benefits.”
For more information, see A Woman’s Guide to Muscle & Strength.
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