Female Bodybuilding And All Its Secrets

September 16, 2016

Woman Lifting Weight

It is a subculture that involves bulging biceps, protruding veins and never-ending workouts. And for many of the women who take up the sport, bodybuilding can involve being stared at, whispered about, and insulted to their faces.

In the world of female bodybuilding, not only do women spend grueling hours in the gym pumping iron, pushing genetics to the limit, but many pay an even higher price for their 60 seconds on stage – the toll on their bodies can be irreversible, and the subculture can be all-consuming, obsessive and dangerous.

Let’s not mince words – women can’t get as big as huge bodybuilders without using anabolic steroids. Steroids take women above and beyond their body’s potential, adding serious muscle to their feminine physiques. Steroids also carry numerous side effects.

According to some researches, steroids can change a woman’s voice tone, increase facial hair growth and cause infertility. Then there’s the side-effect no woman wants: the enlargement’s of a woman’s most private area.

Bodybuilding plans are rubbish without the right diet – and female bodybuilders don’t skimp on their nutritional intake. To get big and add muscle, bodybuilders need to eat more calories.

Young muscular woman drinking sports nutrition.

Although novices can make minor muscle gains on a diet, you can’t promote substantial muscle growth while leaning out.

Female bodybuilders generally eat in a caloric surplus during their off-season and diet down while preparing for a bodybuilding contest.

Calories are only one part of the equation – the right training program counts too. Female bodybuilders have been lifting heavy weights for years, if not decades, and don’t use the same lifting programs as the average female.

They generally focus on working one muscle group per week, using compound lifts and isolated movements. They also use special lifting techniques, such as supersets and drop sets, to promote muscle growth. Some female bodybuilders also get bigger by using an upper-lower body split.

Women who think they’ll get big after lifting weights for a few months are fooling themselves. Even bodybuilders on steroids spend years lifting heavy and eating right.

Women also don’t have as much testosterone as men, making it harder to build muscle. To get big, consistency is key. Most women can’t truly get big without steroids, however.

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