Why Women Should Train Different Than Men
It's no big secret that a women's idea of what
the perfect body is for her is vastly different
from what a man's idea of what the perfect body
for him is. Men and women store fat differently,
and because women are predisposed to naturally
maintain higher body fat levels than men, most
women have a harder time trying to keep extra
Most women also do not go to the gym to
workout with the notion of wanting to get big
muscles like a lot of men do nor do they have
the desire to look like any of the men in the
gym. So then, why would most women want to do
the same kind of workouts as most men do?The fact
is, a lot of women go to the gym only to end up
doing the same kind of exercises and routines
as the men do because that's the way they've been
taught to do it by their boyfriends and husbands.
The problem usually is, the men are lifting heavier
weights and doing fewer repetitions in order to
increase muscle mass.Now while women do not have
near the testosterone levels as men, meaning they
do not have the same muscle growth potential,
they can still see some major increases in their
muscle size if they always train that way.
man or woman, will respond to lifting heavy with
low repetitions with muscle growth. That is your
muscles trying to adapt to the heavy loads placed
upon them. They need to get stronger for the next
time, and a bigger muscle is a stronger muscle.When
a woman weight trains to get firm and toned but
does not want to body build, there are some things
she can do that will get her the results she wants
without the extra mass.
Remember, it is not the particular exercises
men do that create mass, but the way they do them.
If you do all the same exercises only you use
somewhat lighter weight, and instead of the 8-10
repetitions most men do, you do 15-20 reps, you
will tone up with no bulky side effects.There
are circuit training programs that utilize aerobics
and resistance training all in one, and these
programs are perfect for women.
are designed to give you a fat burning workout
while at the same time giving you a muscle toning
workout without adding extra muscle size.You should
be doing these routines 4-6 days per week because
unlike muscle building routines, you do not need
as much recovery time.
Once you get to where you
want to be, doing these routines 2-3 times per
week is usually plenty to maintain your results.The
bottom line is, if you want to lose fat, increase
muscle tone without adding size, and you want
to flatten your tummy and lift your rear, than
don't train like a man, train like a woman.