9 Weight Training Tips | Female Bodybuilding

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Erin from HowCast stars in this video that features 9 tips for weight training for women. They include insights on everything from why women shouldn’t worry about “looking huge” from lifting weights to the need to build muscle mass as you age. Did you know that most women lose 5% of their muscle mass every 10 years starting at age 30? Neither did I until I watched this video.

As an added bonus, here’s a completely different video featuring Crissy from YouTube showing how to perform the Romanian Deadlift:

 

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  1. Anisha desarla on

    I want to lose weight but I don’t have equipments to do weight training,
    but I do jog. So how do I lose weight and do weight training at home
    without equipments?!

  2. Sophie Von Prytzbauer on

    That the weights are lying is sooo true… I started weighttraining about 7
    months ago, I’ve never looked better, still, I’ve gained almost 10 pounds,
    and I’ve never weighed more… :) It took some time to get used to the
    number on the scale, but now I’m almost excited when the number is higher..
    Haha. I love it weighttraining!

  3. Amanda Lorianne Romeo on

    I must admit that I also thought she was a little chunky but I’ve seen
    other videos of her and she’s pretty fit…she just has a full figure shape
    she looks great…different body type than most are used to seeing probably
    

  4. Thought this would actually give me woman-specific tips for lifting. Videos
    like these are important of course, but most, almost all, how-to lifting
    videos where they use more than 5 pound weights are made by men. There
    needs to be more of these made by women because we have different body
    types!

  5. Wow I think she looks amazing, don’t know what people are talking about,
    honestly I would love to have a body like hers

  6. 007Devilincarnate on

    “you need to stretch for the muscle to [change shape and] look long and
    lean”…not sure what the evidence is for this claim or is this just from
    your experience ?

  7. arron frederick on

    she dont even look like she works out it looks like she spends more time on
    her teeth than on her body

  8. cambria stumbo on

    These are some really good tips! Ever since I have been weight training I
    have gained 10lbs and still gaining… Also my appetite has increased is
    that normal? I have had trainers say it is and I should in take more
    protein?
    

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  10. nevergiveup 2014 on

    OK to all those who are negative about what she is saying! Her body may not
    be all toned but what she is saying is in fact true. I hear diffrent
    theories and none of it work for me and as I came across this video as if
    right now!!! I said to myself “Check, Check, and Check I did all that What
    she is saying I see massive results in my body. She may not be toned or
    muscular but she is smart on what she teaches. 

  11. hothotheat3000 on

    I’ve been told that doing the alternating hand position on the bar is bad
    for you, and I see you doing that here. What’s your opinion on the hand
    position?

  12. Good to mention that the neck should remain in neutral position since it´s
    signals to the middle and lower back where they will be.

  13. Chrissy, I’ve been following the form you demonstrate in this video for
    over year with great results. Sometimes a day or two after doing this
    exercise I experience soreness in two spots: the outside of my left hip and
    lower back. Should I be concerned? I have been using the foam roller on my
    hips and it seems to help. Thanks.

  14. Thanks for posting, Chrissy. When are you supposed to inhale and exhale
    during this exercise? Cheers.

  15. MannyMotivation19 on

    Do we bend our knees at all? Because I heard you do? Can you reply please.
    Thank you.

  16. Chrissy Zmijewski on

    @dumbtardface Especially as you go heavier, the form is really important to
    protect your back

  17. Great, great, great video. I love how she gives VERY detailed info on form,
    and included the tip on the 3-point contact test. That part was actually
    news to me, well done. All you folks that are trying to learn should
    subscribe to this girl and follow her advice to the letter.

  18. Chrissy Zmijewski on

    @pmilleroly27 Yes, that can be one way to loosen up hamstrings, but you may
    also want to look at other problems that could alter your ability to do
    this exercise. If you know of any trainers in your area that are trained by
    Gray Cook, have them do the FMS screen on you to see if it is a hamstring
    issue or coupled with a core activation issue,

  19. I want to thank you for sharing this great educational videos. It’s funny
    that today’s trainer are certified through an online course and out of
    shape. In addition, they certainly don’t know how to train their clients
    properly and most of then have no interpersonal skills and are not very
    encouraging at all. All they do is hold that stupid clipboard as if it’s
    going to fly away.