Fitness Advice for Women

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What Women Need to Know to Achieve Exceptional Results

If you’re looking to get started onto a workout and diet plan, this article is going to shed some light on what you need to do . It is important to consider the top fitness advice specific to the female body.

While male and female bodies aren’t all that different in terms of what you should be doing from a training point of view, there are some key differences that you will want to make note of.

If you aren’t training properly and using the following fitness advice, you may find that you’re not progressing along quite as you had hoped.

Here are some key fitness tips for women, including key training tips that you should know about.

Challenge Yourself With The Weight Woman Working Out with Weights

The very first must-do for any woman who’s getting on a training plan is to make sure that you challenge yourself sufficiently with the free weights. If you’re not lifting a heavy enough weight, training progress will not be made – it’s that simple.

In order for your muscles to react and grow stronger, they have to be exposed to a stimulus they’ve never seen before and a heavier weight will do this perfectly.

Most women don’t lift nearly enough weight because they’re too afraid of getting ‘big and bulky’, and they need to realize that they just don’t have the hormonal environment present to take on this type of look.

Keep Cardio Levels Reasonable

The second thing that must be considered when looking at fitness advice geared towards women is the fact that cardio levels must be kept reasonable. Far too many women will head into the gym and do hours and hours of cardio a week, then wonder why they aren’t making progress.

First, any cardio you do perform should be interval training in nature as this is the form of cardio that has the power to change how you look quickly and will burn fat through the metabolic boost that it provides.

Secondly, interval cardio training is shorter to perform, so is great for fitting in busy schedule. Long, moderate paced cardio workouts really won’t do much other than burn a few calories, so what you’ll want to stay away from.

Keep Volume In Check

Another key component when talking about women’s fitness is to make sure you keep the overall volume in check. When females start doing very high loads of training along with eating a very low calorie intake, water retention and inflammation is likely the result.

If you’re working hard and not eating very much food, yet still don’t look all that lean, this could very likely be the cause of this issue. Reduce back on your training and watch the muscle definition come out.

Remember that it’s important to work hard, but also important to give the body the rest and recovery time it needs. As a woman, you naturally have lower testosterone levels as well, so you won’t be able to handle similar volume levels of a male. You training program needs to reflect this.

Remember To Fuel Your Body Properly 

Woman Eating Healthy Food

Finally, the last important piece of fitness advice for women is to make sure that you’re fueling your body correctly as well. If you aren’t eating right before and after the workout session, not only are you not going to have sufficient energy to get through that workout, but you may not recover as quickly either.

Don’t fall into the trap of thinking that avoiding food will keep you burning fat. It won’t. All it will do is hinder your progress.

If there’s one time in the day when you do want to fuel your body correctly, taking in both proteins and carbohydrates, pre and post workout is it.

So make sure that you keep all these points in mind as you go about your training program. If you make the most of the fitness tips in this article, you’ll be right on track to seeing the results you desire.

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Author Profile: Shannon Clark

Shannon holds a degree in Exercise Science and is a certified personal trainer and fitness writer with over 10 years of industry experience.

Disclaimer: The views of the author are his or her own, and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Ask The Trainer.
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