It's common to come across articles, videos, and any information about body building. But most of these are geared towards men. While there is a big percentage of men who are interested in building muscles and weight training, only a small number of women go for similar workout goals. Oftentimes, they simply want to lose weight, tone their curves, or get abs but not exactly on building bulges or what others usually refer to as getting “ripped”. If you fall under that small percentage of women interested in bodybuilding, knowing some vital information may help you achieve exercise goals effectively. Here are some information about muscle building for women.
Many wonder if women should work differently from men to build muscles. Many experts believe there should not be any specific differences in workout, but results will always vary due to the difference between the male and female physical makeup, capacity, and responses to bodybuilding. Men generally have more muscle mass and less fat than women. To be able to build muscles, women need to reduce carbohydrates and increase protein take in the process. That is why many experts recommend that women watch their overall caloric intake to achieve better results. The best part, however, is that women have a higher capacity to burn fats than men, making low-carb diets more effective for females. However, lessening total caloric intake too much will also slow down muscle formation. It is effective to have more protein in diet and lower percentage of carbohydrates and fats in total calorie count.
With testosterone hormone significantly identifying in muscle mass formation, men obviously have a substantial advantage over women who only produce minimal testosterone in the body. Others choose supplements, specifically testosterone boosters and growth hormones, to achieve larger results. However, many avoid such supplements due to fear of androgenic side effects like deepening of the voice and increased hair growth and libido. Ever wonder how many women body builders have those ripped bodies similar to men? They use these testosterone boosters or anabolic steroids to gain significant strength and muscles mass. If you are keen on getting a ripped body, supplements would help but always be cautious in how you use them to minimize the side effects that come with it. At the least, you can still enjoy a leaner body and toned muscles with safe and effective supplements, regular workout, and controlled diet. No growth hormones involved.
While standard workout for women involves a lot of cardio and lifting of light weights, muscle building requires women to lift heavier and challenging weights to increase strength and gain muscle. You do not have to worry about getting too ripped from heavier weights because this can only be possible with higher testosterone levels as mentioned above. With challenging weights and a variety of pull-ups, shoulder press, bench press, curls, and deadlifts, women can expect a toned up body and more solid curves.
Bodybuilding for women, just like that of men, requires a workout program and great effort to achieve the desired results. It is best to follow weekly programs and get help from trainers who are experienced and knowledgeable about muscle building specifically for the ladies.