Quote o’ the day

April 18th, 2011  |  Published in Stumpblog  |  1 Comment

From an article on why women need to weight train — heavy:

“Another reason women need to lift weights is to maintain bone density.  Any women reading this who are over 40 years old have probably been emphatically prescribed copious amounts of calcium by their doctor.  What the doc neglected to consider is the lack of stimulus necessary for your body to use valuable energy to build more bone.  Maybe you should drop off a bunch of lumber in your doctor’s yard without mentioning why, and then get mad at him when he doesn’t use it to build a deck.  He’s playing the same game with your body.  Why would your body assume that you need more bone density if you never bear loads that would necessitate a stronger frame?”


  1. Great links for the weekend! says:

    May 13th, 2011at 12:46 pm(#)

    […] case you needed any convincing about why women should lift heavy weights, Krista Scott-Dixon has found an article with a superb quote.  A quote that you really can’t […]

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