Bodybuilding For Women
It is a fact that everyone, man or woman, can benefit from adding strength training to their fitness program. Don’t have a fitness program? Well, this is the perfect time to start. Combine aerobics (for weight loss and endurance) with weight training to build up muscle tissue.
One reason that many women don’t go into bodybuilding is because they don’t want to look like a man. While we want to be healthy, we also want to maintain our femininity. Bulky muscles are just the opposite of that. And, bodybuilding reduces fat deposits on the body, including breast tissue. That’s a no-no for just about every woman.
Well, there is good news for women everywhere. We are going to dispel the myths about bodybuilding and introduce you to a new femininity and health.
You don’t have to get big and bulky to get a beautiful body lifting weights. One benefit of lifting weights is losing fat. We all want to see the fat melt from our thighs, hips and especially the tummy. Muscle burns more calories than fat, and it continues when the workout is over and done with. That means that your bodybuilding workouts are doing double duty. You can’t beat that.
The reason that men can build such huge muscles is because of their level of testosterone. Women have some testosterone but not nearly as much as men. We can tone muscle better. This means a shapely, well-defined look to all the muscles of our body. The added definition makes your body look sexy in whatever you wear.
So, how do you get all of these benefits? Start off slow. Women don’t need to lift as much weight to get the benefit. Instead, use lighter weights with higher repetitions for endurance and tone.
The muscles of the arms are smaller and will whip into shape faster. You can develop strong shoulder muscles so you don’t have to wear shoulder pads in your favorite blouses or dresses anymore. As for the legs, these muscles are bigger and can handle more weight. It takes a lot to shape them so don’t worry about lifting too much.
Bodybuilding also improves your self-esteem. When you look your best you also gain more confidence in yourself. Maybe you are a woman who was always skinny without definition. Lifting weights can give you just the right amount of tone to transform your body.
If you play sports, bodybuilding increases your strength and your stamina. You will be able to play like never before with the added power of more muscle tissue.