Why Women Lift: What would you say to a woman who’s afraid to lift heavy?
Debunking popular myths regarding women and lifting heavy.
We asked our female clients and trainers: what would you say to a woman who’s afraid to lift heavy?
Here’s what they had to say.
“It’s a very archaic notion to think that women should not lift heavy weights. If someone thinks that only men should lift weights, I would say this – Darlin’, it’s 2020. Check that self-limiting, anti-feminist behaviour at the door.
Go get strong and smash the glass ceiling.” – Jasmine Chan, Lawyer
“Many women are afraid of injury, get too big or just physically scared of the weight. Just do it! You will feel awesome after making that lift, it will change your mindset. It’s a sensei empowerment when you do it and you realise it was not as daunting as you had previously thought.” – Evadne Woon, Trainer at Level
“The fear is always worse than the actual workout. Do your research – find a coach that takes their time to understand you and is willing to put time and effort directly into helping you achieve your goals. The more comfortable you are with a coach, the more comfortable you will be in a gym setting.” – Bronwen Appel, Trainer at Level
“Like everything in life, don’t judge it before you try it. Just give it a go, and see how you feel. Start light and move from there. Before you know it, what you started off thinking as ‘heavy’ is now warm up weight!” – Suraya Shulhameed, Tax Lead
“Don’t be afraid to be strong. It really comes down to mind over matter. Often, it is our mental blocks that keeps us from reaping the benefits or pushing ourselves to do better! Through lifting heavy, I’ve learnt that I am capable of so much more than I give myself credit for. It’s time to BREAK that self-limiting cycle!” – Premi Streram, Dentist
“It takes a good amount of time to get stronger, so learn the basics and foundations right and safely, then work on getting stronger! It feels extremely empowering to be able to lift heavy (especially when you hit a new PR)!” – Sharlynn Ooi, Trainer at level
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