July 12, 2021

031 | Wonder Women | Why Women Should Lift Heavy Things

Show Summary:

On today’s show, we discuss why women should lift heavy things as part of their regular workouts.

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The show starts with the hosts talking about forbidden words on our show.


In our win/fail segment:

Peter talks about not knowing how to behave on the sideline during his kid’s sporting events.  Gary offers him some sage advice.  WIN.

Gary has booked a family vacation.  This is a big deal for Gary as he has trouble spending money.  WIN.

Sarah has not cried this week!  She had been crying three times a day but has not this week. WIN.

Main Discussion:

Next, we dive into our topic of the day, “Wonder Women | Why Women Should Lift Heavy Things.”  

In this show, we talk about the physical and mental benefits of women lifting heavy things.


  • Improved body composition vs. scales
  • Increased metabolism
  • Increased bone density
  • Increased strength
  • Decreased pain
  • Increased endurance


  • Improved confidence
  • Feel better about appearance
  • Look good, feel good
  • More self-reliant
  • Overall improved mental health

Myths & Barriers

  • Spot training
  • Getting toned
  • Keep the “good” and lose the “bad”
  • Fearing the other half of the gym
  • Not wanting to be bulky or manly
  • Not knowing how

Fan Feedback:

  1. Comment from Denise asking if there are long-term effects from using topical muscle warmers before workouts.  
  2. Our fans are calling Peter out about salad being his “favorite” food.

Key Topics:

  • Strength training
  • Metabolism
  • Hormones
  • Cardio
  • Body Composition

Resources Mentioned In This Episode:

  • None

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