Sunday, April 19, 2020

Weight Loss and Muscle Building Tips For Women, Debunking Common Female Exercise Myths

As a nutrition and fitness success coach, fitness model and self proclaimed "fitness guru" I have been approached several times by women in my gym asking me the best way to "tone up, get a flat tummy, lose cellulite, get a firm butt, etc.." the classic woman body complaints.

Most of them are shocked when I tell them that there is not a secret formula that the pros are keeping from the general public. It is simple, work hard and eat healthy. Be aware of what you put into your body and stay dedicated to your plan. This is the key to fitness success! The road will not be easy, but with the proper mindset and a solid plan, your destiny is in your hands.

In my experience, most women psych themselves out before they even set foot in the gym. Most of them are simply afraid to fail! This inherent fear of failure prevents many women from achieving their goals, and keeps them feeling down in the dumps. Instead of making excuses ladies, put your foot down and take a stand. Accept the fact that sacrifices will need to be made, and risks need to be taken. It is the black door principle.

As the legendary Black Door story goes: a soldier is captured by the enemy and is facing the firing squad at his execution. For his last wish, the execution officer gives him two options. He asks, would you like to die by the firing squad or would you choose to walk through that black door over there? The soldier, fearing that some horrible, evil death waits behind the black door, chooses the firing squad and is quickly executed. Afterwards, the execution officer is asked by his second in command, what was behind the black door. The execution officer replies, well it is freedom but nobody ever chooses it!

Make the choice. Determine who you want to be and figure out the best way to get there. Do not blame others for your own fear of commitment. The thing that we all fear most in life is committed failure, or trying our hardest and failing. However, you will never know what your true potential is unless you set your self-doubt aside and give it a shot.

Here is will try to dispel a female training myth that is widespread in many gyms these days. This is a classic myth that holds most women back from achieving their fitness goals. Hopefully I can shed some light on this fallacy, and offer some insights on how women can effectively transform their bodies.

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