Women’s bodybuilding has increased in popularity in recent years as more and more women are seeing the benefits of weight lifting, and realizing that bulking up a little isn’t a bad thing. While many women still don’t desire to bulk up for competition, many are learning that a little bit of bodybuilding can go a long way to looking and feeling better.
There isn’t a big difference between men’s bodybuilding and women’s bodybuilding. While there are some differences in the way each gender’s body works, in the end all human bodies in very general terms work the same way, and so need to do the same things if they want to gain muscle, lose body fat, increase strength, or bulk up.
There are many different reasons women have for getting into bodybuilding. For some, they know that muscle burns more than fat and adding some weight lifting can put them over the top to get that great body. Other women really want to bulk up either for competition purposes or for personal challenge and satisfaction. Female athletes want to be more competitive in whatever sport they are competing in, and the “really skinny” look is out. Adding a little muscle to thin bird-like limbs is only going to make them more attractive.
The key for women bodybuilding is to understand what your specific goals are as far as workouts and end results, and to set up workouts that will get you to those goals. If you’re a serious bodybuilder and want to go into competition, then the goal is to bulk up which means heavy lifting, carefully sculpted work out regiments that hit each part of your body, and a diet with excess calories to give your body the energy and materials it needs to grow new muscle.
Successful women bodybuilders know that all humans lose fat and gain muscle in the same way. One of the major differences that is most common between men women is the results of heavy weight lighting, and the reason for this is testosterone. Males have a lot more testosterone, which is why it is so much easier for men to generally bulk up while women tend to tone much easier.
Women bodybuilding, naturally, has increased in popularity as weight lifting in general has become more popular with women. The key is learning more than one exercise for each muscle group. The human body is amazing in the way it can adapt, and you will get to the point where you simply stop seeing results with an exercise and can’t go any further: you can only maintain.
Introducing new exercises is a fundamental part of building up muscle bulk and muscle toning. The different varying exercises effectively “shock” your muscles into action once again, causing the weight training to have its original intended effect of adding muscle and tone, causing your body to continue to strengthen and grow.
The popularity of women bodybuilding is sure to continue, and as this trend continues women bodybuilding will go further and further mainstream.