In simple terms, it is exercising your muscles using an opposing force such as dumbbells, resistance bands or even shopping bags. It includes any exercise that uses a force to cause muscular contractions and it’s often referred to as weight training or strength training. Often when we hear the term ‘weight training’, we imagine huge muscly men with bulging biceps. Unfortunately, this has put many women off using weights as they are too worried that they will look masculine. Yet, it is a fantastic way to tone up and get in great shape! To get into bodybuilder condition is extremely tough and you really do have to dedicate your life to it, so you do not need to worry about that! It is estimated that only 20% of women do resistance training.