Women Bodybuilders: A Beginner's Guide

Women Bodybuilders: A Beginner's Guide

The number of female bodybuilders is increasing drastically nowadays. Many women start by lifting weights or by doing fitness workouts. Later on, they start to think of how they can maximize the effectiveness of their training. If you just embarked your path to becoming a bodybuilder, here’s a beginner’s guide for you:

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Women Bodybuilders: A Beginner's Guide

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Go to the right person

The first thing that you will need to do is to visit a fitness specialist to have a complete checkup. Your specialist will then be able to set you a specific nutrition plan based on your body and blood type. Additionally, he or she would set up and tailor a training program to help you, in accordance with your trainer’s plan. As a beginner, you will probably be better off finding a beginner gym workout for women that suits your level. Later on, your gym trainer will upgrade your workout cycle for you.

Detox your body

Detoxing your body is more than just cleaning it from any substances. Detox can be clearing your mind from anything holding you back or bringing you down. Start by avoiding any negative energy around you and stand up to your insecurities. Other than that, start by avoiding any food that would ruin your diet plan. Unfortunately, it’s time to kiss junk food and cookies goodbye.

Fortify your kitchen

Bodybuilding requires a serious diet plan that needs to be followed religiously in order for there to be noticeable results. It is very important that you fortify your kitchen with the fundamentals that you need. This includes:

1. Pantry items (brown rice, quinoa, oats, sweet potatoes, whole grain cereals, nuts, natural nut butter, sesame seed, olive oil, canned tuna, salmon, and spices).

2. Fridge items (fresh fruits, Greek yogurt, egg whites, low-fat milk, turkey, low-sodium soy sauce, salsa, mustard, and chicken or beef broth).

3. Freezer items (chicken breasts, lean beef, turkey, fish, veggies, and berries).

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Women Weight Lifting
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Set your plan and go

To build impressive muscles, you will need an intense training plan. This training plan must involve a good amount of cardio to shed the fats. It must also include weightlifting, which will get your body toned and increase its muscle mass. The more weights you lift, the more toned you will become. 

Remember this tip

Lifting more weights will not make you bulky for 2 reasons. First, your body will be in a weight-loss state because of the diet that you are following. In other words, your body won’t have the energy to build more muscles. 

Hence, it will only be retaining the muscles that you already have. Second, as a female, it takes more time to increase muscle mass than it takes for men. This happens due to the fact that you have lower testosterone levels. You will get the muscles eventually, just don’t lose hope.

When you decide to become a female bodybuilder, you need to be very patient and motivated at all times. The key element would be to stop wishing and start doing. It might sound a bit cliché, but when you reach the targeted results you will find that it’s worth it.

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