Sixteen women explain how strength training has helped them find a strength they didn’t know they had.
posted on July 25, 2014, at 4:22 p.m. by Mackenzie Kruvant @ BuzzFeed
Lifting weights as a woman gets a bad rep. Many shy away from it because they worry that if they lift they will look too manly. Instead they focus on cardio. While women fight to become skinnier, many don’t push to become stronger. The number on the scale is still seen as the ultimate goal. It’s unfortunate for a lot of reasons, one being that lifting can have amazing physical and mental benefits. I asked some women to explain how “picking things up and putting them down” has changed their outlook on life and their connection with themselves. Here’s what they said: