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Women Muscle Building - An Overview

Updated on October 23, 2011

Many women are intimidated by the very thought of female muscle building because many of them have several wrong notions about such muscle building programs. Even those women who know a little about these programs have varying opinions. You also have a few women who seem to have an anthropological view about the topic and they comment about it as if they are lifting the lid on a previously unexplored topic. The main point all these women should understand is that it is possible to change their looks completely if they plan a good program. In addition to that, they can get the following advantages also from it:

1. One of the foremost benefits they can get from a good program is that they can reduce their fat level. But, women should understand that fat loss and weight loss are two different things. If they aim at losing their weight, they can not assume that they can achieve fat loss also. The point that is being emphasized here is that if there are two women with different body fat levels, they are sure to look completely different.

2. The second benefit is that with a good muscle building program, women can improve their body metabolism phenomenally. Muscles need more calories for maintaining themselves. So, women with good muscles will be able to burn more calories. The best part is that calories are burned round the clock irrespective of their activities. This means that even if they consume more calories, they can burn them and so, they need not have any fear that there will be weight gains. But, they should ensure to have a program that involves all the major muscle groups and this program should be carried out religiously at least on three or four days a week.

3. The greatest benefit is that there will be a total body toning if they have a good muscle building program. There is a vast difference between what women can achieve with cardiovascular exercises and what they can accomplish with muscle building exercises. It is true that with the help of cardiovascular exercises also, they can lose weight. But, with a good muscle building program, they can completely reshape their body also apart from losing weight. They can get the right curves at the right places. Their muscles will get a good toning also.

So, women should bear all these benefits in their minds and design a suitable and good muscle building program so that they can get optimum results out of their program. They should discuss with their trainers as well as their physicians for designing the most appropriate programs that suit them.


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      Erin Boggs1 6 years ago from Western Maryland

      I love to lift weights and it really does help to build and tone muscles. Plus I agree with you it helps to burn fat