Tuesday, 06 March 2012

Femme Fatale: Bring it Barbie

Ladies, its time to step up to the plate.  We are more deadly than the male.  Take that title and own it.  

Women seem to have this illogical fear of turning into the incredible she-hulk overnight, after lifting a 1kg barbie bell, when they have been lifting and carrying washing baskets and babies all their lives.

The age old excuse "I don't want to get bulky" is as bad as a pair of granny panties on Demi Moore.  Women break out into a sweat just looking at a weight, in fear that with any sudden movements, litres of testosterone will  pour from their systems and instantaneously turn them into world class warriors.

Women can not and will not develop muscle at the rate that a man does, no matter what the 'You Magazine' has told you - it is not true.  Women don't bulk up from weight training, purely because genetically we do not produce as much testosterone as men do.  Those women who grace the pages of the muscle magazines look the way they do because they have had the aid of anabolic supplementation and growth hormones, aka steroids.  

Men produce 10 times more testosterone than women,  we have a similar biological ability to develop strength but do not acquire the same muscle mass due to hormonal differences, but we will derive all the same benefits from a strength program.

Stop striving to be the queen of cardio and aim to be the empress of strength if you want the key to the body that you want.  Another great justification for avoiding the man cave is that women are 'afraid of the environment'  I can relate to this statement however being in the game, I face this with a smile on my face.

Women do not want to be surrounded by muscle maniacs who are grunting and heaving while they attempt to show off their strength, nor do they want to be hit on by men who are in the weights section waiting around for a barbie they can perv over.  These idiots are everywhere.  

The truth of the matter is that serious lifters are not going to waste valid time lifting, on you.

For that bikini body, model posture, abs of steel and winning arm wrestling abilities you need to get out those guns and play with the big boys.  I've said it once and I'll say it again - Women should train like men.  

However the problem with that statement is that in reality, men do not train like men.  Men have weak pain thresholds and more often then not don't push their own boundaries. I work with men so I see this on a daily basis, women will push themselves till they bleed, men will drop their weights and take a break.  So women should in fact train like athletes.

Ladies, summer is around the corner.  Its time to get your shape on, get out of the spandex, get off the treadmill and enter the man cave.  We were built for power, let that inner Joan of Arc come out to play

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