Seven Mistakes Women Make When Trying To Change Their Bodies
Women have made a huge impact on the hardcore training world. We’re busting the myths, disproving the lies, and taking the lead in helping other women look and feel amazing.
2) Do some form of interval exercise in which you alternate bursts of effort with rest.
3) Eat a whole foods diet that optimizes protein and carb intake for your unique genetics.
The average training program for getting “toned” has women lifting super light weights and doing bizarre exercises. This is not an effective strategy for changing your body.
• Increase the size of muscle cells to provide shape
Men and women alike often ignore the muscles on the back side of their body in favour of “mirror” muscles like the upper arms, abs, and chest. Big mistake.
You probably know that carbohydrates that are refined, processed, or have added sugar will do your physique no good. But, what you might not know is that planning all your meals around carbs, even if they are “healthy” whole carbs can be a problem for many women because of how our metabolisms work.
First, a rookie mistake that both men and women make is to choose machine-based exercises and then sit on the machines while they are resting. This is all-around bad: Bad etiquette, bad choice of exercises, and bad for your body since you’re not working hard enough to benefit from a passive rest.
Cutting calories drastically (to the 1,200 a day range) is one of the worst things you can do if you want to lose fat. Fairly quickly, the body will downregulate your metabolism in order to preserve the fuel stores, and you’ll burn fewer calories daily.
First, if you’re not eating fat, you’re probably eating carbs, and we already covered the problems with an all-the-time high-carb diet.
Third, fat is critical for reproductive health in women because it’s used to manufacture hormones and improves gene signaling that regulates hormone balance.
Solution: If you’re in the habit of avoiding fat, start adding a little bit of good fat to every meal. First, pick your protein source. Does it naturally contain fat?
Research into women’s physiology shows that many of our problems can be prevented or solved if we exercise the right way. Consider the following benefits of exercise on women’s health and well being: