Sunday, July 17, 2022

Come on Girls, Train Like the Big Boys!

Come on Girls, Train Like the Big Boys!
Most often that not the female population desires that lean and tone physique.

However, females tend to avoid weight training like the plague. Reason being, they fear that they will get too bulky or look like one of those female bodybuilders.

They tend to think a female bodybuilder's physique is just a matter of reps, and gaining some serious mass is "just around the corner".

This however is physiologically impossible, the hormonal makeup of females does not permit this. Sorry to burst you bubble ladies, a bodybuilders physique is not "just around the corner".

A more suitable phrase would be "Take two of these and call me in the morning".

The female bodybuilders physique with a significant amount of lean muscle mass is only attainable through the use of anabolic substances.

They turn to steroids in order to put on that quality mass, that naturally the female body is incapable of producing.

We all heard that females should religiously train with a high repetition range when lifting weights. Is lifting heavy a bad thing? Does lifting heavy translate into me getting big?

The answer to both of these questions is no. High repetition training will result in sarcoplasmic hypertrophy (size is increased due to fluid accumulation) resulting in that pumped appearance.

While training in the lower range rep range will yield more muscular fiber hypertrophy.

Your probably thinking, didn't he just state that I wouldn't get big, but hypertrophy of my muscles will be the result. How does this make sense?

If you recall, the female body is incapable of making such tremendous gains in muscle due to the hormonal makeup.

Training heavy, will give you that rock hard body that you strive to achieve. Increasing the size of muscle fibers through heavy training, a cardio program, and a well thought out diet plan are all components of achieving that desired look.

Exercise selection is another issue, females should not be scared to perform those difficult movements such as deadlifts, squats, and bench. Moreso, shouldn't be limited to using machines in your quest.

There is absolutely no rulebook in terms of mens exercise selection and womens exercise selection, one exercise does not cater to one specific gender.

You need to get down and dirty and don't be afraid of grabbing a barbell or a set of dumbbells. Take your time. Concentrate on exercise execution, especially on the more difficult movements such as the deadlift and squat.

It may take sometime to properly execute the movement, so don't be so concerned if you don't pick up on it right away.

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