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Bodybuilding can be healthy or detrimental for your body.
Even though men and women have distinguishable characteristics, you might come across some woman who look like they're built like a man because of drug-enhancing supplements combined with a substantial amount of bodybuilding. Bodybuilding requires resistance training to control and build up muscle mass. Professional woman bodybuilders prepare for competition with a combination of dehydration, fat loss, oils and tanning to create a more muscular look. However, some females do bodybuilding for the health of it without doing competitions.
The Natural Female Physique
Women and men produce varying amounts of sex hormones which influence their muscle mass, fat distribution, bone mineral density and nutrient metabolism. Women can't get bulky from resistance training because they produce ten times less testosterone than men. Woman have more estrogen, which is responsible for fat distribution. Overall, men have a higher percentage of muscle, which makes them lose fat quicker because they have more mitochondria. The quality of muscle is the same between men and women but the amount differs.
In order to be extremely built and have massive muscles, a woman needs to take supplements or drugs. Anabolic steroids are common and are mainly made up of testosterone. The testosterone is responsible for facial and body hair as well as greater muscle mass. If women take performance enhancing drugs, then some of the side effects include a deeper voice, infrequent menstruation, liver abnormalities and psychiatric disorders.
If you are already fit and cleared by your physician to exercise, then commit to training with weights at least three times a week. Make it a date with weights by doing deadlifts, squats and other powerlifts. Give it your all, but be aware of overtraining symptoms. Pick your favorite kind of cardiovascular workout and hit it hard at least three times a week. Say goodbye to processed foods. Eat more raw fruits and vegetables. In the meantime, include plenty of protein. Rest your muscles for 48 hours before working the same muscle group again. Lastly, get plenty of sleep, because your body is building up a masterpiece.
Genetics play a role in how you gain muscle. Keep in mind some women do not build muscle as quickly and easily as others, even if they are on the same exercise regimen. Then there are some women who seem to gain muscle just by looking at a set of dumbbells. Despite genetic differences, most women will experience a 20 to 40 percent increase in strength after several months of strength training.