Training FAQ's - Frequently Asked Questions
- » Bulky
- No, we
women cannot get “big & bulky”
like a guy, so
don’t worry. We
do not have the testosterone of a male, to get
big like a male.
High levels of testosterone help build more lean muscle
mass and we, as women, only have a minute amount.
And those bodybuilder women who get extremely
huge (male-like) are usually, supplementing with
something to help raise their testosterone levels,
to be able to build muscles like a man.
women, don’t be afraid to hit the weights
hard and train to your maximum potential. If it
were that easy to gain extreme muscles, bodybuilders
would not have to work so hard at it, nor would
the rest of us. Life would be easy, and none of
us would be overweight.
- » Spot Reduce
is no such thing as spot reducing. You cannot do a zillion sit-ups and expect your
stomach to go away. It’s not going to happen.
can however, do more sit-ups, to build more muscles,
to raise your metabolism, to burn more calories.
And you can do sit-ups to build those abdominal
muscles, so when you do lose the layer of body
fat covering them up, you will see those lean
the body works in strange ways. It chooses, not
us, where we lose the body fat, first. Just think
of men. They store more body fat in their stomach
area, and we women store more body fat, unfortunately,
in the you-know-what…….. the rear-end.
the bottom line is, keep building lean muscle mass everywhere, so that
your body will burn off that excess body fat.
Then, and only then, will we see those beautiful
- » Losing Weight
you are weight training, you cannot watch the
scale, because muscle weighs more than body fat.
you are trying to lose body fat, the scale will,
per se, give you a false result. The scale
only tells you how much body weight you
have lost. It does not decipher how much body
fat you have lost and how much muscle mass you
isn’t that your goal, to gain lean muscle
example, say your weight started out at 150 lbs,
and now the scale reads 145lbs. That tells us
absolutely nothing. But if you had your body fat
tested (usually with a caliper), you would then,
maybe see that you lost 10 lbs of fat and gained
5 lbs of muscle.
lbs - 10 lbs fat = 140 lbs, but then you gained
5 lbs muscle + 140 lbs = 145 lbs total.
you should be able to tell that you’ve
lost body fat just by how your clothes fit. With weight training you get leaner and tighter,
making your inches smaller.
remember, someone can look heavier than you, but
weigh less than you, because they probably do
not have much lean muscle mass. They are probably
body fat (the term “skinny fat person”), which weighs less than muscle mass. So if you
are leaner and more muscular, you are going to
who cares what the scale says. You want muscles.
You want to be lean. The
scale means nothing to us muscle-building, fat-burning
Hormone is a hormone that is released from the
anterior pituitary gland. As the name implies, this
hormone, stimulates muscle growth.
hormone is increased with exercise, and it has
shown to help build more muscle tissue, mobilize
more body fat, and even fight the signs of aging
(maybe that’s why older people who exercise
even look younger than their years).
growth hormone levels are also higher at rest,
when the body is repairing & rebuilding those
sometimes results from this High Growth Hormone
level. That is why some people while training get nauseous,
and why some pregnant women get nauseous. Pregnant
women have High Growth Hormone levels, also.
if you get nauseous while training, it could actually
be a sign of a good thing.