Work Out Routines for Women: Why Visual Impact for Women Stands Out

The biggest problem with most work out plans for women is that they are designed by fitness trainers who focus mainly on building muscle. Now that’s fine if you don’t mind looking muscular; however, most women want to look lean and toned,but not like a smaller version of a male bodybuilder!

The common mantra of most trainers is that “Women don’t have enough testosterone to build muscle.” Really? Then how do you explain the bodies of female competitive cyclists or speed skaters? They tend to have huge thighs as a result of training hard. Many female swimmers have broad shoulders and muscular arms as a result of both weight training and the demands put on their upper body from their sport. Women CAN and DO build muscle!

Often, when a woman who wants to lose weight and tone up begins to work out at the gym with a trainer, she will notice that her jeans are starting to get a little bit tight at the thigh. She might mention this to her trainer, only to be dismissed and told to perform more squats and lunges.

You guessed it! Her thighs are getting increasingly large from this terrible advice. … Read More

Overweight Women Have Lower Quality Relationships

A University of Hawaii professor who lectures and researches on the topic of eating disorders and obesity has recently released an article about the quality of the romantic relationships of overweight men and women and has disclosed the existence of a surprising difference between the partners’ perception of the quality and longevity of those relationships.

The professor, who had previously lectured at university in New Zealand, teamed up with a practicing female New Zealand clinical psychologist to study if body mass index (BMI), actual body weight, and body image had an affect on the quality and longevity of romantic relationships of overweight men and women, and how each of the partners in those relationships perceived those factors. They studied 57 New Zealand couples for relationship quality and for the perceptions that each partner had of the other partner during the period of the relationship.

They found that the majority of heavier women did not perceive that their relationship with their male partner would be long standing. The researchers also found that heavier women partnered with less desirable men, although the study summary did not provide any details on how desirability was measured, and they also perceived that their … Read More