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
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