Body building is something we generally attribute to as men’s fitness schedules. We have all seen those heavy-weight lifters who look like a huge mountain full of muscles! Well, most women fear looking that way as it is just not feminine to have pounding muscles in all parts of the body. But that is a misconception, as even if women start lifting a lot of heavy weight they will only form their muscles and make their curves prominent. There is hardly possibility to women looking like a muscular male, because of the low testosterone levels in them. Thus, there is no need to worry about. Women, who are heavy weight lifters, often take anabolic steroids or testosterone injections, which is why they look at par with males.
How I tried my hands at body building?
Obviously it is not an easy job. It may be easier for males, compared to women, but the diet and exercise routine is more or less the same for both the genders. The main difference is men burn a lot more carbs and women burn a lot more fat. So, I was advised to follow a low carb diet, which would give me the required energy for body-building. I had to work on the calorie intake, as I needed to have energy-rich food that will help me to go through those rigorous workouts. Men in comparison to females need more calories as females already have a greater proportion of fats in their bodies. When the calorie intake is decided, only then can one decide upon the amount of proteins, carbs and fats that is needed.
Popular diet misconceptions
Like all fitness freaks I would have my breakfast with yoghurt and banana, which was the right diet according to the media. But, for body building, one needs to have the right amount of proteins and fatty acids, which cannot be replenished by yogurt and banana. Also, one has to decide whether she wishes to gain lean muscles or bulky ones. Depending on that the calorie intake has to be decided. The calorie intake should proportionate to the calories you are burning, otherwise you will gain fat. I used to eat really less in order to do away with all the fat. But, it is an absolutely wrong idea. For building the perfect body, one needs to eat more and have the right kinds of food. The two-three meals procedure should be given up completely and try to distribute your protein-rich meals into 6 parts every day.
The water intake
I reason why I would get tired easily was the insufficient water intake. The minimum water intake required for body building is eight glasses. The feeling of fullness that water provides, substitutes unnecessary calorie intake, which is a great thing. I have seen many people who mistakes thirst for hunger and take the liberty to overeat, which is very wrong. Drink lots of water so that you can put a stop to your habits of over-eating.
Staying away from processed food
This is something I completely abide by. Processed food generally has a lot of unnecessary calories and unhealthy stuff, which is steered clear from. They have saturated fats, preservatives and a high amount of sugars especially fructose. So, home-made food should be eaten strictly. Not only will you save money, but also will lose fat a lot faster.
These and some other strict schedule maintenance will help in getting the right body faster and more efficiently. You will have a super toned frame with muscular strength, which will make you look fit and smart. Do, take assistance of good trainers.