Female muscle building is all about building a toned and muscular body. It may take a lot of dedication to reach your muscle building goal but it is definitely possible. For any fitness goal, being patient and having a lot of motivation to achieve your goal is very important. By dedicating your time and coming up with a workout routine, you will reach your muscle building goal within no time.
To start off, we want to remind you that the phrase “quality over quantity” applies for everything including muscle building. Don’t start off with heavy training because you probably won’t need it. Instead, try doing a few sets of reps and slowly increase the amount of weights you lift on a regular basis.
Another crucial point to remember is that there are a few differences between building muscle and burning fat. While weight training is the best way to burn fat, it does lead to breaking down muscle instead of building it. Many people also tend to focus mainly on cardiovascular exercises when burning fat and avoid it almost entirely when building muscle because they are unsure of how it would affect their bodies. However if you want to involve cardio in your exercise, try performing high intensity interval training sessions.
Lastly, always remember to eat properly while building muscle. Include at least 2 grams of protein for every pound you weigh and cut back on carbs. Additionally, add about 3 pounds of vegetables per day and always eat a healthy and balanced meal. By following these few tips, we are sure you will start seeing your muscle building results within no time!
For more tips on muscle-building, check out the infographic below!
What do you typically notice as you scroll through images of fitness models on social media? They seem to be living quite the grand life, aren’t they? They’re looking great, and often appear to be posing in their ultra-cute sponsored outfits, in settings with some form of clever product placement, simply enjoying the fruits of a privileged life, right? Wrong. They’re just like the rest of us, and battle their own demons in terms of insecurities and struggles. There’s a lot of hustle behind each of their successes, especially when it comes to upkeep. The upkeep itself is similar, yet also different from that of bodybuilders, as seen in the infographic below by Boston Mobile Dance:
According to a feature on Shape magazine, there’s so much more that goes into being a fitness model. An NYC-based fitness model, Chelsea Aguiar, says that she has been working on loving her own body her whole life, but things were rarely ever rainbows and butterflies. She said that “For every 100 casting calls you go to, you may get two jobs”. A common misconception is that it’s easy for a fitness model to land their gigs because they look so perfect, but many companies don’t necessarily think so for their own set of reasons. Fitness models do get rejected and although at times it can be hard, they learn to get comfortable with this rejection.
Fitness models have their share of insecurities and are not resistant to harsh comments or bullying that they regularly deal with on social media. Fitness models also have to be able to perform like athletes so there is a lot more pressure on them than meets the eye. Aguiar says that it can be both “overwhelming and scary”. There is also no such thing as short-term dieting for fitness models because they always have to consistently stick to a very healthy diet since they can be called for a job ion short notice.
Aguiar also says that “It’s important that as the fitness industry continues to expand, we don’t reinforce misconceptions of what ‘ideal health’ looks like.” She thinks it’s very important for the fitness industry to promote models of all different sizes for more women to become strong and confident. It takes hard work and dedication for a fitness model to earn their success but at the end it’s always worth it, because ultimately their goal is to inspire others to strive to become the best version of themselves.
Have you looked into sculpting your body? Don’t worry- this has nothing to do with clay or carving tools!
Body sculpting, also referred to as strength training exercise, is a great way to naturally achieve both a toned and fit body, and has many physical benefits. By implementing a regular body sculpting routine, you can get slimmer by increasing your metabolism. The increase in metabolism will not only make it easier to lose weight, but it will also make it harder for that lost weight to creep back up on you. There are many more benefits to body sculpting, as you can see in the infographic below:
Although most of body sculpting is thought to be done only through exercising, simple adjustments in your daily routine can also lead to changes in your body. For instance, drinking more water daily is one of the factors that can increase your body’s metabolism which will help you to achieve a more toned and fit physique more quickly and efficiently. Some recommended food items that will also help build more lean muscle include:
Lean chicken breast, lean beef
Dark turkey meat (yes really, it is lean in fat and high in protein!)
Eggs (Egg white omelettes are generally the way to go, as yolks are high in saturated fat)
Veggies such as spinach, kale, broccoli, beetroot, red pepper, carrots, sweet potatoes
Raspberries, blueberries, and strawberries
Brown rice and oats, in moderation
Sunflower seeds, lentils
There are no negative side effects to non-surgical body sculpting treatments. However each treatment varies depending on your body type, in addition to the type of fat you have and want to get rid of. In the human body, there are two types of fat, visceral and subcutaneous fat. Subcutaneous fat is usually fat that is present on top of muscles and can be easily removed. Visceral fat is the fat that is present deep in the muscle tissues that can only be removed through proper diet and exercise. The removal of these fats is actually easier done than said, as the process really isn’t all that difficult.
Body sculpting is great in the sense that the basics are simple to grasp and implement, and it doesn’t require much equipment for exercises. Even early beginners can enjoy the benefits of a body sculpting routine in a short amount of time, with dedication.
Have you tried body sculpting? Do you have some tips you would like to share with the Dietgirl community? Let us know in the comments below!