Chiseled Women Stronger than Men?
One of the most common misconceptions women have are that it is not possible to have women stronger than men, and even more importantly they are afraid to get strong out of fear of getting big and bulky like a body builder. Women concentrate so much on trying to shrink themselves by doing cardio for hours and drastically cutting down their calorie intake. It doesn’t work!
|Women Stronger than Men?||Tiara Cameron, Model, Mother of 3, Trainer, Author|
I know, because I once believed the same thing. I felt it was “safer” to rely on cardio. After having children I kept telling myself I just needed to get skinny instead of stronger. To me, weights and protein reminded me of body builders and I didn’t want to look like that. Cardio helped me lose some weight but I was still jiggly, exhausted, my tush was flat but wide and my cellulite was going nowhere!
After wasting my time on torturous cardio and diets that can’t be sustained forever, I finally researched the science behind how my body works. I didn’t want a skinny flat tush covered in cellulite. I wanted a tight shaplyframe! After 3 children is that possible?
I learned that a pound of lean muscle burns 60-70 calories per day while a pound of fat burns 5 calories per day. I learned that a pound of muscle takes up 1/3 the room in your body than 1 pound of fat. So by building muscle (actually adding pounds of lean muscle) I actually weighed more but was tighter and smaller than I had ever been. I increased the percentage of lean muscle in my body. I SHRINK WRAPPED my body…and it felt great!
How did I do it? By concentrating on getting strong. By building muscle and consuming a lot of protein! Let go of trying to manually burn your fat and build muscle to do it for you! Can women stronger than men actually exist without looking like a man? YES! Cardio is the side dish NOT the entree!
Scared of getting BIG? Without the male hormone testosterone coursing through my body like men have, women DO NOT bulk up. Muscle is made of protein. So in order to build it, you need to consume 1 pound of protein for every pound of body weight. Protein Supplements are the easiest way to ensure you are consuming enough and they are delicious and convenient with lots of choices. I created Tiara Protein Powder sold in my Online store just for women.
Consuming enough protein every day to build and maintain my lean muscle is the foundation of fitness that can be sustained for a lifetime. There are a variety of ways to gain lean muscle, and I use a combination of weight training, resistance training and outdoor activities. Find ideas on my Online Exercise Library. Find the activities that you like and do them 4 times per week for a healthy schedule.
Some women stronger than men do not look it because their muscles are dense and strong but not swollen and inflated like a man’s. I am a size 2 dress but can leg press 1000 lbs! See my Videos for proof! The health benefits of muscle in your body are many: increased bone density, energy levels, improved immune system, the list goes on.
Train for Go and Not Show!
The best bodies out there, regardless of size or age, are athletes! These are people whose bodies can do things! They can perform! When your body can do well rounded physical things it will look its best!
So whether you are interested in activities that make women stronger than men, or not, the changes and definition that can be achieved in your body with an increased percentage of lean muscle in your body is amazing! Make your muscles hurt and get exhausted in order to get them stronger. The changes in your body will make it all worth it!
To see a detailed outline of my diet and exercise lifestyle see: The Tiara Transformation System