Hennie Kotze

Female Bodybuilding Training


Female Bodybuilding Training Myths & Mistakes

People often fear that once they start on a female bodybuilding training programme that their bodies will become like men’s bodies. The truth is that the female has an anatomy which is different from men. Pushing weights will certainly not turn a female into a man and as such women can train with confidence.

Another myth about female bodybuilding training is that the competition is not so strong and that judges are more lenient towards the female bodybuilders. Fact is that female bodybuilders need to put in the same amount of hours as men and must also follow just as strict a diet. The judges are certainly not more lenient and the routines are not easier. Although there are fewer female bodybuilders, the competition is tough and should not be taken lightly.

Another myth about female bodybuilding and training is that the body becomes hard and stiff. Some people believe that one will have difficulty in movement because of the muscles. The opposite is true. Female bodybuilding training improves flexibility while toning helps to get rid of flab only and to focus the muscles.

Women tend to focus on the finer details and often get stuck in their training routines because they want to exercise the small muscles intensely. With far less testosterone than men, women need to make every workout in their bodybuilder training work. As such the main focus should be on the big muscles with combined exercises. Bench pressing and squats should be a major part of the female body building and training programme.

Another myth about female body building training is that you need to stay on a routine for a long time before you will see results. Although nothing happens overnight when it comes to bodybuilding, you should be able to see results within a few weeks of using a routine. It is however, also important to change your routines regularly to avoid stagnation. View our training videos and contact Hennie Kotze today to help you with female bodybuilding training.


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