Subject: Body Sculpting for Women [guest article]
I've said it
before and I'll say it again...training for
women does NOT necessarily have to be any
different than training for men. Muscle doesn't
know if it's male or female.
The primary difference is that women generally want to focus on
different muscles groups and aspects of their physique than men do.
Guys want big arms...women want lean, defined arms.
Guys want large, round, wider shoulders...women want tight "capped" shoulders.
Guys want a V shape...women want an hourglass shape.
So yes, even though the training and exercises can be similar
or even pretty much identical, the overall physique goals for
men and women tend to be different.
On that note, I want to bring
you a guest article
Body Sculpting for
By Belinda Benn, Author of The Get Lean Program
A flat stomach. Shapely thighs.
Tank-top-worthy arms. A body
that can turn heads on the beach - no matter what your age.
I know, you've thought about this before. You wondered if it's
possible. It is -- when you use body sculpting to get the look
One quick note: You need to pair your body-sculpting workout
with a good diet. This means eating wholesome foods,
including good sources of carbohydrates, proteins and essential
fatty acids. And you need to use this clean diet to help
you shed the fat so that you can see the beautiful muscles
that you're sculpting.
Now let's take a quick look at three problem areas and what
you can do about them…
Tighten Your Stomach
As mentioned, you need to use a good diet (and cardio) program
to shed the fat to reveal your abs. But once you start burning the
fat, you want to see some definition.
Now, the key to this is to use complete core exercises that involve
balance and rotation. That's because it will stimulate, shape and
develop the deeper layers of the abdominal region.
Bottom line: Doing tons of crunches won't get you the results you
want. Instead, it will just make you hate crunches. So use your
bodyweight at first and later add weight to add resistance, which
will help build those ab muscles to create the definition you're seeking.
Get Rid of Under-Arm Sagginess
Do you have problems with flabby triceps (the underside of your
upper arm)? If so, the first key is to shed the fat using diet and
cardio. Then you can tone and tighten this area using:
Triceps dips. This is where you sit on a bench or chair with your
hands at your side (shoulder width apart), palms flat on the seat,
fingers pointing forwards. Now you raise and lower your body
off the chair using your arms, paying particular attention to your triceps.
Close-grip bench press. Instead of
doing a bench press with your
hands positioned at shoulder's width, bring your hands together
on the barbell. Then perform the bench press as usual, being sure
to use mind-muscle activation to ensure you're using fully using
your triceps for the lift.
Lift Your Butt and Shape Your Thighs
Here are two good exercises for this problem area:
Lunges. This is where you take a step forward, letting the knee of
your leading leg touch the floor. Then pull this leg back and do the
same thing with your other leg. You can start this exercise as a
body weight exercise and add weights later as you become more
Step ups: This is where you step up
onto a box, bench or chair. As
you get more fit, add more weight to make this exercise more
challenging. In all cases, remember that if you're able to do more
than 15 reps in a row, then you need to change the technique you
are using by varying the angle and body position.
You can also add weight as needed or do more challenging
exercises, both of which will force your muscles to work harder -
and that means you'll stimulate the lifting and toning that turns
your body from shapeless mass to sexy curves!
Belinda has put together an excellent program with her "Get Lean"
system. I've read through it and it's top-notch stuff.
And, as I mentioned above...it's not for women because the training
is somehow less challenging or less effective.
It's because it's targeted more towards the physique goals that
women prefer to focus on...the ones that can make a dramatic
difference in how a woman looks and feels, both in confidence
Learn more about Belinda's "Get Lean" system here...
The "Mad Scientist of Muscle"
P.S. On her site, she's got some AMAZING before and after pics
of women who have used her program. Pretty spectacular stuff
and definitely worth checking out.
Go see the before and after pics now...
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