Thursday, July 02, 2009
AB: What is the most common misconception about women's fitness?
BS: The biggest issue for most women is the fear of getting too big or too muscular from weight training, which should be the least of their worries. As a rule, women have approximately a twentieth to a fiftieth testosterone level in contrast to men, and without a significant amount of testosterone, which is the primary anabolic hormone (anabolic means to build up) it's impossible to get very big from lifting— and you're not going to look like a shemale. Because of this, most women will train with weights that are way too light for their abilities, and don't burn the necessary calories to lose weight and develop muscle tone and so their bodies don't change at all. FULL FEATURE
Posted by Culture Page at 8:53 PM