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    Articles on the efficacy of weight training for women?

    Hi all, I'm hoping someone can save me some serious googling here. I've got two female friends who are looking to lose some fat and get stronger. I'm trying to convince them that they should stop with the elliptical machine and the 5 pound tricep kickbacks and just lift some heavy weight, but it's a serious uphill battle. I know from my personal experience that lifting heavy-ass weights (along with a decent diet, of course) is the best path to a strong, healthy body, but I can't really recall whether there was something that I read that convinced me of this or if I just figured it out on my own. Can anyone recommend some straightforward online articles that demonstrate the effectiveness of heavy weight training. Something specifically targeted to women would be great. (Or maybe links to blogs of healthy, strong women who lift heavy?)

    I (and my friends' future selves) thank you.

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    Staci from Nerd Fitness was the first person that came to mind-

    Meet Staci: Your New Powerlifting Super Hero | Nerd Fitness

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    I second the nerd fitness link

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    Don't know about scholarly articles (and I have yet to see many people convinced by them) but here are some convincing websites.
    stumptuous.com
    Lift Like a Girl
    Female, 5'3", 49, Starting weight: 163lbs. Current weight: 135 (more or less).
    I can squat 180lbs, press 72.5lbs and deadlift 185lbs

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    With a name like Sean I'm guessing his female friends do not consider his results relevant.
    Female, 5'3", 49, Starting weight: 163lbs. Current weight: 135 (more or less).
    I can squat 180lbs, press 72.5lbs and deadlift 185lbs

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    You could get some books out of the library
    New Rules Of Lifting For Women - Lou Shouler et al.
    Body by You: The You Are Your Own Gym Guide to Total Women's Fitness - Mark Larren & Josh Clark
    Eating primal is not a diet, it is a way of life.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Badkty22 View Post
    Staci from Nerd Fitness was the first person that came to mind-

    Meet Staci: Your New Powerlifting Super Hero | Nerd Fitness
    Totally clicked in this thread to post that link. If that's not an inspiring after-picture, your friends can't be convinced. I eventually show this link to any female who asks me how to get in shape or expresses concern about getting bulky. +1

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