Top 10 Female Strength Training Questions (and Answers)

by Melissa Hinkley |   Date Released : 26 Jan 2012
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Melissa Hinkley

About the author: Melissa Hinkley

Melissa Hinkley is co-owner of 1RM Performance, a San Diego youth strength and conditioning company that trains young athletes to be faster, stronger, explosive, and more agile. She specializes in working with athletes and has designed strength and conditioning programs for university programs such as University of San Diego baseball, Upper Iowa women’s basketball, and Central Nebraska men’s basketball.

Melissa is a certified through the NSCA (CSCS), as well as ACE (Personal trainer and group fitness). She earned her Master’s in Exercise Physiology from San Diego State University. Melissa also works as an independent personal trainer for clients of all ages. As a former two-sport collegiate athlete, she is an advocate of using strength and conditioning principles with general clients.

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Comments (4)

Bowden, Andrea | 14 Jan 2014, 05:04 AM

Thank you!

Merriweather, Valerie | 16 May 2012, 02:12 AM

Great article especially dispelling the myth that Yoga and Pilates is the magic bullet to a toned body.

Petruzzelli, Guy | 10 Feb 2012, 12:08 PM

Fantastic article. 100% dead on in regards to the myths of strength training for females, as well as the countless benefits. Love the comment about telling people to stop with this "fat burning zone" bs and get to work!

Terrill, Oliver | 31 Jan 2012, 22:34 PM

Good article...but thats a photo off a conventional deadlift. So true about the increases in confidence, I have seen some of my female clients completely change their way of being just by learning to lift weights properly.

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