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Strength Training For Women

Tom Holland makes a contribution to an article on the merits of strength training for women. The article is called ” 8 Reasons Why Women Should Lift Weights”.  The benefits of strength training ( resistance training) go beyond sculpting a lean, toned body.

For best results, Tom Holland, MS, CSCS, author of Beat the Gym, recommends two to three total-body strength workouts per week for 30 minutes each session. Include three to four days of cardiovascular exercise, either on the same days or alternate days.

Lifting weights can be your best defense against osteoporosis—a disease affecting 10 million Americans, 80 percent of which are women, according to the National Osteoporosis Foundation. “When you lift weights you engage muscles that pull on the tendons which, in turn, pull on the bones,” says Holland. “This added stress makes bones stronger.” Read more

Tom Holland is an elite endurance athlete and physiologist committed to helping people live a better life through fitness. Tom has run over 50 marathons, is a 19-time Ironman  triathlete and has won several natural body building awards. He is the co-host of the 24Fit 12-DVD fitness program.