Women and fitness are certain topics that should go hand in hand. But, there is an ongoing debate as to the question: should women’s fitness routine be different than men? Workout routines for women can sometimes be very different from men but they all serve the same purpose. Resistance training is great for women who want to trim their fat and tone some muscles. It goes the same with men but the effects are much prominent in men since they have high levels of testosterone than women. Although the routine is quite similar, the weight as well as the intensity can differ in both men and women.
Now, workout routines for women differ from one woman to another but ultimately, it all boils down to the type of body a woman has. There are four general types of body structure in women. These are Pear, Straight, Curvy, and Athletic. Each structure has different workout routines and diet plans in order to get the most out of your body.
Pear shaped women are a bit wider at the bottom than the top portion of the body. The best way to start is to tone the arm and shoulders to match the lower portion of the body. You also need to tighten your body a lot more. Do not make the mistake of focusing on your lower extremities. Although you can whittle down your lower body by doing lunges and leg lifts, you also need to focus on the portion above your belt. This will help balance the look of your body. Perform Lift Lunges to tighten the butt, thighs, shoulders, triceps, and core muscles. Scissor jumps allows the increase of heart rate to burn the calories and tightens the butt and thigh muscles. Pushups and Leg Raises also work out the muscles on the shoulders and chest.
Your diet should include a lot of veggies and enough calories to keep up with your demanding workout routine. If you find yourself getting hungry, avoid sweets at all cost. Try munching on vegetables instead. Chew on veggies of different colors and flavors instead of the colorful sweets you find on the fridge. They fill you up and you do not bloat in the long run.
Women who have straight figure usually do not have curves or have less curves. The best way to add more shape to your body is to focus on your waist and sculpt your thighs and butt to give you that maximum curve that you need. Squat and overhead press should tone your butt, thighs, shoulders, triceps, and core muscles. Plyo Plank allows you to raise your heart rate and increases the rate you burn calories. Lift off lunge tones up your butt, things, and shoulders so that you can achieve that curve that you need.
Try not to indulge yourself in too many sweets as well. Learn how to control your urges to eat that chocolate off the rack. Focus more on toning those curves than eating those food. Get the protein you need to build up muscles on the right curves.
Women with curvy body tend to exercise less since they have already achieved the perfect figure. But, what they fail to realize is that when they gain weight, their figure will most likely their downfall. Curvy women tend to blow up fast and it can be all over the place. They may have the curves but they lack the muscle tone. The best thing about curvy women is that they only need less exercise to maintain their figure. Doing 1 set of these prescribed exercises will help maintain their curvaceous figure. Lift-off Lunges are great to tone the butt and thighs. Push up and Leg Raises provides exercise for your shoulders and chest.
Athletic builds have much less to worry with their figure than any other type of figure on this list. They have broad shoulders and short-waisted. Most of them have an active lifestyle but they might have some problem with wearing swimsuits as the bottom half might be too small. Athletic women need to have bikini legs to balance their broad shoulders. Curtsy Lunge will help tone the butt and thighs. Swivel Squat allows you to further tone the butt and thighs further to enhance the muscle groups of the lower extremities.