The first thing that comes to a woman’s mind when they think about weight training is that they are going to end up like an Arnold Schwarzenegger or a Jay Cutler, this is not true you will only see good things come out of this such as reduce risks of heart disease, injury, arthritis, osteoporosis and diabetes, lose fat and gain strength all without becoming some bulked up monster.
Although cardio might burn more calories while working out, once you’ve completed your work out resistance training will have burnt more calories in the next 24 hours. Also muscle unlike fat will increase your metabolic rate, so the more muscle mass you have the more calories you are burning during the day, it is said that for each 1.4kg of muscle mass you increase, your body’s metabolic rate will increase by 7%
So why do female bodybuilders look so big then? This is because of the steroids they are taking, they are putting un-natural levels of testosterone into their bodies therefore turning them into un-lifelike looking people.
What’s that? You now want to start training? Here is a sample workout for an average woman with no injuries or problems causing them to have issues with it:
Bench press: 3 sets of 10 reps
Squat: 3 sets of 10 reps
DB walking lunge: 3 sets of 10 reps
Seated row: 3 sets of 12 reps
Shoulder press: 3 sets of 12 reps
Remember this is a very basic workout for beginners, I suggest do this twice a week on maybe Monday and then Thursday.
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