Women Need Muscles

Posted on May 23rd, 2010 by Mic in Female Fitness Resources

Hi,

Yesterday’s post showed how women will get more out of trying to build strength by lifting heavier weights than they would by trying to tone their muscles with lighter weights. 

 But, do women really need muscles?   Yes, they do. 

 Now every woman has muscles.  The goal is to have functional muscle.  That means muscle with enough strength to help you maintain a healthy body.  This means stronger muscle. 

I wrote an article several years ago with the above title.  It was pretty long, so I am going to break it down in the next few posts and add a few things. 

 So here goes:

 “But, I don’t want to look like Arnold!”

 How many of you women have said this, or heard other women say something similar?

 How about the men? Has your wife or girl friend ever said this?

 Well women of the world, don’t worry.  It isn’t going to happen.

 In fact, every man in the gym that has ever heard this statement, just has to laugh.

 Why?

 Because all these men that are working out are struggling to look like Arnold and they can’t.

 Even though they have plenty of testosterone (muscle building is one of the things testosterone does).

 So if all these men can’t look like Arnold, then women, you have nothing to worry about.

 To look like Arnold you would need to have or to do at least these five things:

 1. You need to be a man.

 2. You need to be a genetic superfreak.

 3. You need to take steroids.

 4. You have to eat like a horse.

 5. You have to work out for hours.

 For most women, none of these things are possible or even desirable.

 But, you still need muscles.

 Why?

 Well, lets list the reasons and then go over them in a little detail. Today you will get the first 2.  Then you will get the rest over the next few days. 

1. Look good

 Women just look better when they are muscular. (So do men.)  Yes, there are extremes that some women go to, but we are not talking extremes here. Just well conditioned and tight muscles.

 It also helps your posture and shapeliness.

 2. Move better

 Whether walking, jogging, sitting, standing or doing back flips, a more muscular and tight body reacts better.

 It is more coordinated because your muscles are used to activity and action. A more coordinated and toned body moves and looks more graceful.

 Stay tuned for more tips.

Mike Val

http://www.valshealthsite.com/

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