Originally Posted by Girl with a pen
And just to add to that, anatomically there's no difference between women's muscles and men's muscles. Women and men should train exactly the same way, our bodies respond to the same stimulus.
Interestingly, there is, physiologically (though maybe not muscles, per se), but not in the way people believe.
So some people think that women can't cant appreciable amounts of muscle mass, that's wrong. They gain at the same rate as men, percentage wise, just they start with a lower initial muscle mass.
Some people think women should train in exactly the same way as men to gain muscle mass, that's also wrong. It's intended to say "get off the bosu ball and under the barbell" which is correct, but women build muscle differently, hormonally. They lack the testosterone men do, but other hormones may take the place of testsosterone in repairing growth, this might be why women recover much much quicker than men, and can handle much more volume. Very well known phenomenon.
So women should train differently to men, in that they can actually train much harder
, with much more frequency than men. If they want to change their bodies, they absolutely should be lifting weights, though 100%.