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Myths and fairy tales in weight training

Women have to train differently than men

The only relevant difference between men and women is the hormone level. While men have a higher testosterone level, women have a higher estrogen level. As a result, men often build up muscles faster through weight training and fat is applied in different forms and amounts in both sexes. However, this has no influence on the training itself. The genetic conditions of individual athletes also vary so much that general training recommendations based on gender can be dismissed with a clear conscience as nonsense. In particular, only very few women need to fear looking like a professional bodybuilder immediately when they train in the free weight area with a relatively high intensity of 6-12 repetitions.

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