The Great Divide: Men versus Women

A happy sporty couple doing exercises for biceps with barbells in a gym and making eye contact with each other

The differences between men and women are vast and varied, but let’s not focus on the typical annoyances that we men seem to possess. Instead, let’s talk about something that’s actually important – fitness. When it comes to working out, men tend to gravitate towards the heavier weights right off the bat, with the mindset of wanting to display their masculinity and emulate Arnold Schwarzenegger. Women, on the other hand, tend to err on the side of caution, lifting weights that are far too light, fearing they’ll end up looking like Arnold.

Let’s be real, Arnold didn’t get that chiseled body by casually attending a few exercise classes a week starting in his mid-thirties or later. No, he made serious changes and dedicated himself over a long period of time, not to mention jacking up on some juice along the way. So, stay away from the needles, and you’ll be fine.

Both approaches can be irritating to watch because when people try to lift too heavy consistently, their form goes out the window, and they tend to make a mess of the exercise while increasing their chances of injury. Meanwhile, lifting too light means not making the most of your time in the gym. The key is to listen to your trainer and take their advice on when to go heavier and when to go lighter. Yes, listen!

It’s not as simple as always going heavy or always going light. Different exercises have different demands, and you want to challenge yourself without going overboard all the time. So, while the differences between men and women are numerous, who would have thought that weightlifting was one of them?

Speaking of differences, we have some exciting news. We have vouchers available for our Santy programs, so you can buy any of our programs for a loved one. We offer a 6-week program for new members or those who haven’t been in for over a year for just €99, 2 PT sessions a week for 5 weeks at €250, a 12-week Get Lean Project for €480, and 6 months of unlimited classes for €360.

Or, if you’re feeling subtle, forward this article to someone in your life as a hint in the right direction. Additionally, you can sign up for a WEEK’S FREE training in our Platinum or Get Lean training next week or the week after, leading up to Christmas. This is for people who haven’t done any sessions with us before, so you can see if it’s something you’d like to pursue come January or in the New Year.

At Dutchy’s Fitness, we pride ourselves on our renowned 6-week transformation program designed to help you achieve your fitness goals. If you’re ready to take the leap, reach out to us and select “6 Week Transformation” from the dropdown menu. We’ll promptly respond, assess your objectives, and set you on your path to success.

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