you’re not going to be the next Arnie…
Jessica Abs! You know who you are….When girls think of working out, all they see is a TREADMILL (insert favorite cardio machine) + a half hour of an ab workout. 9/10 girls’ idea of working out is spending an hour a day on the treadmill followed by the weirdest ab routine that make them look like a fish out of water. They then adopt a goat’s diet and have a green salad everywhere they go. Dont get me wrong, cardio has its place in reaching your goals just not the way its usually incorporated. If you want the figure you strive for, that picture of the perfect body you have pinned up on your dresser, START LIFTING WOMEN!!!
I know, I know, you don’t want to be big and bulk up. No matter how heavy you lift; you are not going to be the next Arnold. Guys and Girls are made up different. In order to grow muscle you require testosterone. Testosterone is the muscle building hormone. Women don’t have the physiology to put on slabs muscle, even though the ovaries do produce testosterone, it’s not enough to elicit huge muscle gains. Furthermore, girls don’t have enough protein in their diets to support optimal muscle growth.
When anyone starts lifting weights, you’re basically tearing and breaking down muscle, your body naturally floods the muscle with water to help speed up the recovery through nutrient delivery (sacroplasmic hypertrophy:Sarcoplasmic hypertrophy is an increase in the volume of the non-contractile muscle cell fluid, sarcoplasm) and hence you have the feel of your muscles getting bigger however this is a temporary adaptation to something your body isnt used to and will subside as you keep training. After a week or two of consistent lifting, that will subside as your body adapts. Now you’re probably wondering what about those professional female bodybuilders, I’ll tell you; you’re not making enough money a year to support their supplement use (anabloics, testosterone boosters, growth hormones).
What do you have to lose, pick up the weights, try it for a month, if you don’t like the way you look, ditch it and go back to running for an hour on the same spot going nowhere.
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