4 Common Myths About Women and Fitness (1)

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Normally, women don't produce nearly enough testosterone to bulk up. In fact, men have 15-20 times more testosterone than women, and it still takes them years of heavy training and proper nutrition to gain muscle. It takes most women even longer. https://musclesfax.com/

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4 Common Myths About Women and Fitness:

4 Common Myths About Women and Fitness

1) Lifting weights bulks up:

1) Lifting weights bulks up Normally, women don't produce nearly enough testosterone to bulk up. In fact, men have 15-20 times more testosterone than women, and it still takes them years of heavy training and proper nutrition to gain muscle. It takes most women even longer. If you're new to lifting, you will likely see improvements more quickly than if you've been doing it for a while. But don't worry, your arms and legs won’t suddenly blow up after a few sets of squats. If you've been lifting for 3-6 months and are feeling "bulkier," it's probably due to a poor diet and increased body fat, not in muscle size.

2) Spot reduction works:

2) Spot reduction works An apparent inability to lose fat in these areas can be frustrating, especially if you've made significant progress in other parts of your body. Maybe you've heard about "spot reduction," where you can carefully target fat loss for specific areas of your body. Unfortunately, targeted fat loss is not scientifically possible. However, you can reduce the visual impact of these areas by reducing your overall body fat and increasing your muscle size. Dieting affects your overall body fat, so it can help diminish your trouble areas. You can also do exercises designed to build muscle in your trouble areas.

3) Eating and working out:

3) Eating and working out As much as you would love to be able to eat whatever you want, you have to know that it doesn't work that way. Sure, you burn calories from working out, but not nearly enough to compensate for gobbling down whatever strikes your fancy. That's not to say that you can't enjoy the foods you love, or indulge in the occasional treat. You just need to use restraint and regulate your meals.

4) Not losing weight:

4) Not losing weight While scale weight can be one indicator of progress, it shouldn't be your only gauge. In fact, scale weight can be downright deceiving. If you're lifting weights, you're probably adding lean mass. This could make your weight on the scale go up even if you're actually losing body fat. The good news is you can look leaner and more muscular, even if the scale says you're gaining weight.

Better ways for measuring progress::

Better ways for measuring progress: Strength and progress in the gym:  Are you getting stronger? How are your energy levels in the gym? Progress pictures:  Small, daily changes in your physique can be easier to see in pictures. Plus, you'll have visual documentation of how far you've already come. How your clothes fit: This might be the most telling indicator on the list. Are your clothes looser at the waist? Are your jeans feeling a bit tight on the glutes? Your measurements:  What does it mean if the scale is slowly going up, but your waist measurements are staying the same? It probably means you're adding lean mass, not body fat. This is great news that you'd never get from just a scale.

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