When a woman starts realizing how physically strong she can become, she can then start finding her inner strength. Confidence has always been an attractive quality and the confidence they get in the gym starts to show in every aspect of their lives. A strong woman in the gym is a confident woman outside of it.
5. There’s also the myth that women should not be lifting weights because they will become too bulky. But the truth is that women don’t have the necessary levels of testosterone to naturally support a bulky body. Additionally, chances are that women that have a massive muscular body are supplementing with various hormones/anabolic s******s. There are some exceptions, of course, but these are rare.
Only a very slight percentage of women have the right genetic potential and the right hormonal environment to sustain a large muscular frame. If gaining muscle was so easy, no one would be complaining about how difficult it was to gain muscle and every lifter would be a hulk. Simply put, even men who have normal levels of testosterone and above average genetics can’t build muscle easily. It takes a tremendous amount of time and effort.
Women, mistakenly, start out their fitness journey worried that they’ll get too bulky if they train 2-4 days a week. But they quickly discover that it’s eating too many calories is what makes them bulky, not lifting weights.
From a physiological perspective women are different than men, and respond better to different training approaches. For an individual whose main goal is to look muscular, the classic training approach is lots of isolation movement sets and split training program.
For fat loss and body composition change, the main focus should be on full body training with free weights, with exercises like deadlifts, squats, bench presses, overhead presses, push-ups, lunges, pull-ups, bent-over rows, kettlebell swings, farmer’s walks and metabolic conditioning exercises. When using a mix of compound and full-body exercises one can build muscle and lose fat at the same time.
Having a healthy diet plan
Everybody knows that if one wants to get the best training results, they must have a sound diet plan. And this is something almost everyone agrees on. The best approach towards having a healthy diet regimen is to decrease nutritional deficiencies, consuming the right macronutrients, increase the food quality and pay less attention to meal frequency.
To achieve all of this you need to consume high-quality protein coming from animal sources, lots of vegetables, healthy carbohydrates and healthy fats coming from olive oil, nuts, avocados, whenever the body needs them. Don’t snack when you’re not hungry, drink lots of water and beverages that have minimal calories and also drink post-workout protein shakes, coupled with BCAA supplements. Also, you shouldn’t use fad diets. This will just limit the ability to pick foods and ultimately lead you to abandon the diet altogether.