Mandy Hagstrom

A woman and man lifting weights in a gym

If you can’t lift heavy or it’s not your thing, please don’t think lifting lighter weights is a waste of time.

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When we think of weightlifting, we tend to think of big burly men pumping iron in a gym - but it turns out, women have just as much to gain from strength training as their male gym junkie counterparts. Historically, pumping iron to build muscles has been seen as a masculine pursuit.

A strong-looking woman lifting weights in a gym

Hate putting on the runners? If fat loss is your goal, a new UNSW Sydney-led study shows that you might not have to.

Smiling older couple flexing muscles at the beach

Sure, everything might come down to sex – but not when strength training is concerned.

Woman lifting barbell

It’s not necessarily the type of exercise that has the biggest impact on women’s strength gains, but how often they do it, a UNSW Sydney-led study has found.