Some of us can testify that we have on numerous occasions received unsolicited fitness advice in the gym. There are two sides to this. Some of the advice is legit while the rest is just broscience. The solid and legit fitness advice is welcome because it saves us, especially beginners, from making cringe-worthy fitness mistakes.
Nowadays, there’s always someone selling a diet that ‘works’, skinny teas that will help you lose massive weight and so on. If you are female and want to dive into strength training, you will hear repeated choruses about how lifting weights will make you bulky; that you will practically turn into the incredible hulk should you attempt to lift any weights heavier than the lovely pink and purple dumbells designed for ladies. If your knowledge is limited, you will spend your life believing these common fitness myths.
This week’s Feature Friday is with Carmen Douglas-Kilfoil. She discusses how to get back in shape after giving birth. Carmen has been working in fitness and training clients since 2007, with a special focus and interest in pregnancy and postpartum training. She has also been an Instructor for Preggi Bellies since 2008. Find out how your body can bounce back post-baby.
This week’s Fitness Chat Feature Friday is with Rochelle Louw, a Biokenist at the University of Pretoria and comes highly recommended by the Biokinetics Association of South Africa. Rochelle discusses why women should lift weights in depth, and her points are backed by science.
We are talking about why women should not be afraid to lift weights in order to change the preconceived ideas people have about women performing weight training and to bring to the forefront the benefits of weightlifting.