Think weight training is only for men? Not so, naysayer.

While you might believe weight training will ‘bulk’ you up (you’re not alone – this conviction prevents Courtney Cox from going all-out with the weight-lifting), women don’t have the anatomical structure or the muscle-building hormones to end up like Arnie.

In fact, weight training provides many toning benefits – US studies show that women who weight train two to three times a week lose more fat than non-lifters, in the gym and around the clock.

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