When people think of bodybuilding for women they often think of women with massive muscles that just try to look like male bodybuilders. But the truth is this really isn’t the case at all. Women’s bodybuilding is far more than just trying to have large muscles, it is more about having a complete sculpted body that looks natural but ultra toned at the same time.
Men produce a lot of testosterone that women simply don’t have. This enables men to grow larger muscles than women. So women bodybuilders will always be smaller in stature than the men. Some women result to taking testosterone supplements to increase their levels and to grow their muscles larger. These can have certain side effects though and should be fully researched before choosing them as an option.
Even though women can’t physically grow muscles as large as men, it doesn’t mean that they don’t train as hard. They must stick to a strict regime of diet and fitness to ensure their bodies look just the way they want to. This can be said for bodybuilding competitions also. They put in just as much work before competitions as men do.
Women bodies are naturally more slender and more cardio work or aerobic work helps them to achieve their very slender bodies. It is more than just lifting weights, especially for women. They follow the same dieting regime as men do also. High carb and high protein diets allow the muscles to grow with the intense training.
Bodybuilding for women is getting more and more popular with women all over the world. The popularity of bodybuilding as a whole has increased all over the world. People are seeing the benefit of being strong and having a body to be proud of. If you are thinking of starting bodybuilding, then your first step should be to visit your local gym and have a look around. Talk to some of the people there and get a good feel of the gym and you’ll soon be able to decide whether you will be happy training there.