Manly Exercises For Women
Ladies, you don’t have to stick to aerobics and weight machines to get fit. Don’t be afraid to try these traditionally manly exercises, although you might want to get a personal trainer to help you learn them correctly!
The deadlift is surprisingly one of the best exercises for women to try as it not only works out your hamstrings and lower back but also your pelvic floor and all women, whether they have had kids yet or not, can use that! To do the exercise, stand with feet hip width apart in front of a bar loaded with quite a bit of weight. Trust me, you can probably lift more than you think. Grip the bar and stand up straight. Keep good form to avoid injury.
2. Barbell Back Squat
Squats are great for working out your quads and glutes, but kick it up a notch by adding a barbell on your back! Make the exercise safer by starting at a squat rack, then put your feet at just wider than shoulder width and come up under the bar and stand up. Step back and squat down until your thighs are parallel to the ground for a deep burn.
3. Bar Abs
Really give your abs a workout by holding an empty weight bar over your shoulders as you lie on your back on the floor. Raise your legs and touch them to the barbell if you can. Lower them to each side while returning to the middle in between. Repeat until you can’t do it anymore. Keep your neck straight and look at the ceiling to avoid injury.