Muscle Building for Women

Muscle Building for Women

Muscle Building for Women

Muscle Building for Women

OK, let’s get this straight.  I am NOT a woman.  In fact, I don’t think I have ever even pretended to be a woman.  So, the topic of Muscle Building for Women is a topic that is more of a theory for me than experience.  As you know though, I’m a Beachbody Coach so, I’ve had to deal with women who are new to working out and want help from me as their coach.  As a result, I hear from women all the time who think they should really be into cardio and stay away from weights, pushups and pullups.  Muscle Building and lifting weights isn’t something you hear from them very often.  As a result, I find myself explaining some irrefutable facts to them.  A few of those include the following.  Muscles are sexy on women.  Most men are not attracted to the super model body type where there is nothing but skin and bones.  Most men find a woman with a 6-pack sexy.  Women put on muscle slower than men.  It not only comes on slower, it’s harder to do.  Men have, on average, 10 times more testosterone than women.  Some women worry about bulking up but it simply isn’t going to happen unless they are trying to.  That includes lifting very heavy, taking supplements, and possibly even taking testosterone treatments.  The women that compete in body building competitions have been training for years, eating perfectly and taking a high amount of supplements, possibly even steroids.  There are all natural body building competitions but if you look at them, they are very feminine women with sexy bodies.  They look GREAT in a bikini and don’t have pecs like a man covered in cloth.  Women also typically carry fat in different areas of their bodies and burn it differently.  Because women have lower amounts of testosterone, their metabolism is typically much slower.  The body was developed so that women store fat more easily and burn it slower because they are the ones who carry and nourish children.  Men were typically hunters and women were the gatherers in ancient society.  It’s not easy to overcome that genetic makeup.  When I started working out and then eventually became a Beachbody Coach, I told people all the time, your body shape is going to be determined by three things:  Nutrition, Exercise and Genetics.  You can’t do anything about genetics but you can overcome a lot of it with good nutrition and proper exercise.    So Muscle Building for Women shouldn’t be a scary thing.  It should be something that is done with excitement of what your body is going to look like.

Muscle Building for Women – Just Do It

There are a lot of good websites out there for tips on Muscle Building for Women.  The main things, as I said before is to tackle the nutrition along with the exercise.  Nutrition basically means eating enough.  The problem most people, men and women, have putting on muscle is that they don’t eat enough.  If you don’t eat enough, you will lose weight, but you will also lose lean muscle, even if you are lifting and lifting heavy.  If you eat too much, you will put on weight in the form of fat along with the muscle so the muscle won’t look as lean and sexy as it can.  There is definitely a balance you need between complex carbs, lean proteins, and good fats.  Again, there are general guidelines out there but if you neglect any of those, you won’t have the results you want to have.  After you figure out the nutrition part, the lifting weights part is really easy.  That’s just a matter of doing it.  Some people want to figure out the nutrition first, but when talking about Muscle Building for Women, my suggestion is don’t change too much too fast.  This is a lifetime endeavor so, you don’t have to do it all in one day.  As the master in the TV show used to say “Patience Grasshopper”.

Muscle Building for Women – Where to Start

A lot of people think you have to go to the gym to lift weights and get a good resistance workout.  That simply isn’t true.  If you have weights at home or can afford a set of the adjustable weights, that would be incredible, but one of my favorite programs is ChaLEAN Extreme.  In that program, Chalene Johnson talks about form and lifiting weights and even gives great advice during the program and talks about nutrition.  Chalene also shows how the exercises can be easily modified using resistance bands.  There is also some flexibility and cardio mixed in with the program which is always needed in any workout regimen.  So, if you want to know where to start if you have never lifted before, this would be a great place.  There is a 30 day money back guarantee on it too so what do you have to lose?  I personally have done that program and I can tell you from experience, it’s incredible for both men and women.  Chalene also concentrates on form over ego so there is less risk of injury.  Contact me if you’d like more information but again, my best advice is just do it.  Have fun with Muscle Building for Women and do it and you’ll have those sexy, long and lean muscles you’ve always wanted.

 

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