Many women are afraid of getting into female body building because they are not sure they want to go all the way to having a seriously muscular body. However, there is no need to be concerned. You need never go further than you want to with female body building.
A sculpted, well toned body is a very attractive look for a woman. In many cases, this is as far as women want to go. That is fine. If you later decide that you want to take it further and work up to entering contests and taking it seriously, you can.
Why You Should Try Female Body Building
Female body building is a great way to lose unwanted fat and build muscle. Be aware from the get go that muscle weighs heavier than fat, so you may not necessarily lose weight. Instead, you will redistribute your and end up with a strong, lean, sexy body.
The secret to success with female body building is to make sure that the muscles are worked and built evenly. Do not do the same workout every day. You need to give your muscles time to recover and build between sessions. You only need to work any particular muscle group once or twice a week.
This means developing a workout routine that works different muscle groups each day. Make sure that you cover everything without ever exercising the same muscles two days in a row. This is probably even more important than how many reps you do or what you lift.
Let’s say you want to work out four days a week. That is enough for a female body building beginner. You will surely see results if you concentrate on really working one muscle group intensely at each session. A full week of recovery for each muscle group gives them a chance to build really strong.
Here is how your Female Body Building routine might look
- Day 1 – legs
- Day 2 – back and abs
- Day 3 – rest
- Day 4 – chest and biceps
- Day 5 – rest
- Day 6 – shoulders and triceps
- Day 7 – rest
In addition you can do some cardio exercise, but again, three to four sessions a week is enough. You might start with 20 minute sessions and work up to 30 minutes. Overdoing cardio is a mistake for female body building because it can increase cortisol which breaks down the muscles.
Do not be afraid of weights. You will not turn into Arnold Schwarzenegger by just picking up a dumbbell. Weight and resistance training is what really tones your body. It is not just for the arms either. Many back and chest exercises involve weights.
Motivation in Female Body Building is Key
Keeping motivated can be a challenge, especially if you have a lot of demands on your time. You will find, of course, that when you are fitter and stronger you can actually pack more into a day.
You will have more energy and more of a positive outlook. Remind yourself of that any time that you are beginning to think that you do not have the time to go to the gym. Drink plenty of water during your workout and the rest of the day too. And of course, take care of your nutrition. That is essential for fat burning and effective female body building.