We’re often contacted by the media to clarify the misconceptions people have about conditioning and Pilates. This time the Naples News Magazine – SPOTLIGHT contacted Rick to help identify the differences of strength training for both men & women.
Anyone exploring weightlifting programs as a way to reach optimum fitness may wonder, “Are different exercises recommended for women versus men?” Surprisingly not.
“Essentially, there is no difference,” said Rick Lademann, owner and strength training director at Beyond Motion fitness center in Naples. “I find the same principles apply to both men and women.”
Men obviously have more testosterone, the hormone responsible for muscle building, but women have it, too. In a good strength training routine, testosterone rises as the amount of weight lifted and intensity of the exercise increase