Strength training is more fact than myth

Separating truth from fiction is a vital process as it gains in popularity with men and women

Choosing weights that best suit you is a good way to start, while beginners should not be focused on lifting the maximum weight possible.
Choosing weights that best suit you is a good way to start, while beginners should not be focused on lifting the maximum weight possible.PHOTO: ISTOCKPHOTO

Strength training is an important aspect of many people's workout routines. It is important to incorporate it into your exercise regime, and not simply rely on cardio. But if you are still not convinced by the benefits of strength training, it could be due to some or all of these seven myths.

More women are starting to embrace strength training. Gone are the days where women sought rail-thin figures. With celebrities like Gal Gadot and Kate Upton advocating and speaking up about their strength training routines, more women are starting to pick up the weights to get toned.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on March 25, 2018, with the headline 'Strength training is more fact than myth'. Print Edition | Subscribe