Women can follow a physical fitness regime to be healthier and boost their self-esteem. A lot of them these days are becoming interested in training the way men do, thinking that they too are strong and fit. And personal trainers need to consider the physiological and physical differences between men and women when creating a training program for them. These differences include hormones, base-level strength and the amount of muscle the body carries naturally. And while there is no need to train them differently, there are things about how men train that women must not follow. They include the following.
Consuming Huge Amounts of Carbohydrates Before Working Out
The body of women tends to burn less protein and carbohydrates than the body of men as they exercise in the same intensity. Female bodies do not store as much glycogen when taking as much carbohydrates than men’s bodies do since they don’t have to power their workouts as much. But, women tend to burn more calories than men when exercising. This has to do with the adrenaline hormone in women.
Women can lift weight for a longer period of time than men; however, this ability diminishes as they reach the maximum amount of weight their hands can manage. The reason is that the nervous system of men is more efficient than women’s. Male bodies have the ability to generate force more quickly and therefore better at explosive training than the body of women.
Doing more Repetitions than Men
A lot of women think that they can do as many reps as men during strength training. However, it is important to keep in mind that men are stronger than women and when women push their strength to the limit, they may experience a serious injury. Women whose muscles have gone through some training can become more resistant to fatigue than men and can do more reps in weight-lifting sessions if they manage the amount of weight they lift.
The resistance of women to fatigue is due to the fact that their muscle fibers convert to a different kind of fiber than after strength training than men’s muscles. These muscles are suitable for higher number of repetitions than those of men.
Matching the Speed at Which Men Lift
There are women who try to challenge themselves to imitate men moving their arms at an amazing speed as they go through a cycle or repetition. However, as women are less explosive and have more resistance to fatigue than men, it is best that they do weight lifting at a slow pace.
Resting In-Between Workouts
The female body suffers less from metabolic stress and this gives them lesser arterial blood pressure than men when doing a rigorous exercise. Thus, blood oxygen can normally flow to muscles which will aid recovery.
Therefore, it is fine for women to rest briefly and prepare themselves for another set of repetition to sooner than men typically can. Women don’t have to worry for pushing themselves too hard or getting back to their session quicker than men. They have great nutrient delivery to their muscles which allow them to sustain as much muscle damage as men when doing strength training. This leads to faster muscle recovery.
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