Saturday, May 18, 2019

BodyBuilding For Women, Why is Nutrition Important? (Part 1)

BodyBuilding is not something that is typically associated with women. When we watch the television, and see action films, we're more likely to see figures such as Arnold Schwarzenegger, replete with rippling muscle, then we are to see musclebound women. Yet body building for Women is becoming increasingly popular, as more and more female are looking to improve not only their fitness levels, but also their levels of strength. Additionally, female bodybuilding is not only about looking musclebound, but about achieving a muscle symmetry, that female can feel proud of. In essence its all about choice.

Women bodybuilding offers a route towards toned muscles, good health, and satisfaction with the way you look. And in practice, it's not actually that different from male bodybuilding in terms of actually working out. But there are differences in terms of the physiology involved. The most striking of these is that because men have much higher levels of testosterone, and women have much higher levels of estrogen, this affects the way, that each respective sex reacts to exercise. Testosterone levels being higher means that men build muscle much more easily, whilst higher estrogen levels in women can mean that they may tend to store fat more easily than men (not a good thing. If you wish to take bodybuilding seriously!) However, as professional female bodybuilders have shown, this can be overcome if you take the training seriously enough.

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