Weight Training For Women

Welcome to Building muscle 101’s section on weight training for women.

I think anyone can experience improvements in muscular fitness regardless of who you are. Virtually everyone – young or old, male or female can experience the positive benefits of weight training.

If you seriously want to improve your self image, have more durable muscles, improve muscle shape and bone density, and improve your physical appearance than weight training is for you.

By taking the first step to weight training you are taking your first step to improving your muscular strength and endurance. By going forward you recognize the positive benefits of weight training an understand and appreciate the importance of muscular fitness and sensible training.

I decided to write this section because the discipline for weight training is the same for both men and woman. Proper technique and form applies to both men and women. By combining sensible training methods with desire and effort the result is optimal improvements in overall muscular fitness. One without the other is ineffective and unwise.

This is page is for those women who want to start on the life long pursuit of muscular fitness. I have found that weight training is a very misunderstood topic, not only for women but the general public as a whole.

Although the situation seems to be improving, many women have a relatively limited understanding of the topic of weight training. Those women who are engaged in weight training may be training in a way that provides ineffective results because of bad information or programs meant for men.

The information in this section will let you develop a personalized program to meet your personal goals and objectives.

It doesn’t matter if you’ve never lifted a weight before or an experienced lifter, the information in this guide will provide effective and unbiased information.

I assume that you are interested in weight training and would like to put a weight lifting routine together. Most woman want their weight lifting routine to:

  • Produce the optimum results
  • Require a minimum of time, and
  • Place top priority of their safety

With this section, I’m going to outline to you the benfits of weight training as well as put together some basic weight lifting routines. These routines will give you an example of how to structure an effective weight lifting program. Here are some examples of weight training exercises that can be performed: Click here.

This routine features techniques and programs designed for a varitey of interests. You will find basic weight training programs for the complete beginner as well as more advanced routines for the seasoned weight lifter.

There are programs on how to train without using weights as well as a section on proper nutrition. I’m not going to lie to you, nutrition will be the corner stone of your success and I advise you to do as much research on the topic of nutrition as you can.

Yes, there are alot of books on nutrition and finding one can be quite confusing. You might want to check out building muscle 101’s nutrition section for a great start on the basics of nutrition.

There are plenty of benefits of weight lifting for both male and female and a strong argument could be made that any women who considers the positive results of weight lifting will decide to do this type of exercise.

However, many women are unaware of the positive benefits of weight lifting. Alot of times, they are confronted by attitudes that compromise their interest in weight lifting which turns them off to a potentially great activity. Here are some common reasons that give women a reason to put off weight lifting:

-Weight lifting will make you look like the bodybuilders you see in the magazines

-I can’t afford all that fancy equipment

-It’s too late. I’ve never lifted weights before so why start now?

-There’s too much chance of injury. Besides, I don’t have time to learn the proper techniques

-Weight lifting is only for athletes. I’m not an athlete

-I have no time

I find the veiws of those people who don’t train with weights to be clouded in ignorance surrounding weight lifting.

Weight training has too many benefits that can’t be ignored so I’m going to help you refute some of the common myths about women and weight training here.

Weight lifting for woman will use the following order:

1) Nutrition;

2) Menus;

3) How to set up your weight lifting routine;

4) Sample weight training routines;

5) How much water should you be drinking?

Simply click on the links above and you will be taken to that particular page.

Good luck with the above information and if you have any questions please email me at:

[email protected]

All the best,


Blake Bissaillion

Blake has been weight lifting for about 28 years now. He's 45 years of age and started seriously training when he was 18 years old.

Blake is the founder of Building-Muscle101.com, a successful fitness website that has been around for more than 15 years.