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"Would lifting weights make me look manly" ?? Women often ask

Weight training is a form of physical training that involves lifting weights with the aim of developing strength and size of the skeletal muscles. It utilises the force of gravity in the form of weighted bars, dumbbells and other specialised equipment in order to oppose the force generated by muscle through contraction.  Men VS Women  Men and women are built differently in general . Males do build muscle faster than females do and also more dense muscles. This is because males naturally have more testosterone (a male hormone) that helps to form muscle. It takes females a lot more time and effort to build dense muscles in comparison to men. The natural build of men is more equipped for exercise...

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Bodybuilding/Weight training effects on Wellness & Mental Health

Bodybuilding is a use of progressive exercise and diet to control and develop ones musculature and for aesthetic purposes. Weight training is a form of bodybuilding and is strength training that involves lifting weights for developing the strength and size of the skeletal muscles. It utilises the force of gravity in the form of weighted bars, dumbbells and weight stacks in order to oppose the force generated by the muscles through contraction.  It involves a manipulation of a number of repetitions also known as reps, sets, tempo, exercise types and weight moved to cause a desired increase in strength, endurance and size. These variations are all based on individual goals as well as certain other factors .  This sort of training...

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Yoga Vs Pilates ... Which is best for you?

Yoga focuses on improving the flexibility in the joints. It's seen to be more therapeutic as it's a way to find mental harmony , promotes relaxation and reduces stress. In this case creates of a connection with the mind, body and spirit to find a balance . It involves body weight resistance and holding various positions on a "Yoga Mat" for a certain period of time . Pilates on the other hand focuses on trying to relax muscles which are tense and provide strengthening of the numerous muscles of the body.  Although also performed a similar exercise mat "yoga mat" with hardly any difference. It involves various strengthening exercises and movements that target the core and other muscles.  With pilates there...

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