Debunking women's fitness myths

Debunking women's fitness myths

Our friends over at TRX are setting the record straight on common misconceptions surrounding women's fitness.


To dismantle these myths and pave the way for a more informed and empowered fitness journey.

Myth #1: Strength training will make women bulky.

Truth: Women's biology naturally limits substantial muscle growth.

Let's break free from the misconception that engaging in strength training will turn you into a bodybuilder. Due to inherent biological differences, women typically do not experience significant muscle hypertrophy. Rather than the fear of bulking up, integrating strength training into your regimen becomes a pathway to sculpting and toning, fostering a lean and robust physique.

Myth #2: Carbs make you fat.

Truth: Carbs are a vital source of energy; excess of processed, nutrient-deficient carbohydrates leads to weight gain.

Carbohydrates play a crucial role in fueling your workouts, and quality matters. Many whole-food carbohydrates include fruits, vegetables, grains, and legumes all of which carry a variety of vital nutrients. On the other hand, there are a myriad of processed forms of carbohydrates that come in the form of pre-packaged foods, void of the nutrients you need to feel energized thus leaving you craving more. The key is quality moderation and understanding that the real culprit behind weight gain is an excess of nutrient-deficient calories, not the carbs themselves. Embrace the energy-boosting benefits of carbs while maintaining a balanced diet to achieve your fitness goals.

Myth #3: Cardio is the ONLY way to lose weight.

Truth: Burn fat throughout the day with strength training.

While cardio has its merits, solely relying on it for weight loss overlooks the power of strength training. TRX workouts, for instance, engage multiple muscle groups, leading to an increased metabolic rate. This means you continue burning calories even after your workout is done. Elevate your metabolism with a mix of cardio and strength training for a holistic approach to weight management.

Myth #4: Your menstrual cycle won’t affect your performance.

Truth: Hormonal fluctuations impact energy, strength, and endurance.

Recognising and embracing the changes in your body throughout your menstrual cycle can optimize your energy levels and overall health. Hormones like estrogen and progesterone fluctuate, influencing energy levels, strength, and endurance. Tailoring your workouts to align with these changes can enhance your overall training effectiveness, ensuring you get the most out of each session. At TRX we have movement sessions to support you during any time of your cycle from TRX Pilates and TRX Yoga to TRX Strong, TRX Sweat and TRX Circuit classes. Always listen to your body and align it with what it needs.


In the world of TRX training, we believe in dispelling myths to empower women on their fitness journeys. By understanding the truths behind common misconceptions, you can approach your workouts with confidence and purpose.

Remember, it's not about conforming to unrealistic ideals; it's about embracing your strength, resilience, and the incredible potential within you. 

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