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Top 5 Workout Tips for Women

April 13th, 2009 · 4 Comments ·


I have written much about workout and fitness for both men and women. Looking back, some are more relevant to ladies. So, I have compiled them accordingly in this post.

Some items are new whereas some are old tips:

1) In 1999, you can’t do spot reduction by working out hard on a specific body part. In year 2009, the fact stays the same. To reduce body fat, you have to cardiovascular exercise and weight training to increase your metabolism rate.

2) You have to give a new fitness program some time to deliver noticeable results. When you start cardiovascular and strength training, you might actually gain weight. Why? During the initial stage, you are most likely put on lean muscle faster than you are losing body fat. Because muscles are compact and heavier than fat, that is why your body weight may increase slightly. However, once you have kicked start your metabolism, your weight should start dropping.

3) Like it or not, your diet is still the key deciding factor of your weight loss battle. Don’t think that just because you go to gym often, that you can eat everything you want. However, I am not encouraging you to eat less. A well-balanced diet that includes lean protein, complex carbohydrates, and lots of fruits and veggies is important. Drink water and not coffee. Drink milk and not beer.


4) Train your body evenly. Many women will spend most time at the machine training inner thighs or butt. Other body parts are not so important for them. This approach is not correct because this will cause muscle imbalances and leads to injury, poor posture, and a worse physique. Just as you train equally on your left and right sides, train equally in the front and the back.

5) Weight training does not make you huge like wrestler. Women have less testosterone that men have, which means that their bodies are far less able to build big muscles. So, do not forget to incorporate weight training in your workout routine.




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4 responses so far ↓
  • Ria // Apr 17, 2009 at 11:22 PM

    I appreciate this post, Mun. Very useful reminders for me!

  • Deb // Aug 27, 2009 at 11:20 PM

    Hi Mun, on your no 2 point, how long does it usually take before one loses weight? I’ve been working out hard for more than 1.5 months and I havent seen any weight loss so fact, I’ve gained 2 kgs so far.

  • Mun // Aug 27, 2009 at 11:34 PM

    Hi Deb, it is indeed hard to tell when exactly you will see the result. Why not keep doing it for another 2 months before you switch to another workout program.

  • Jessica // Dec 27, 2009 at 11:38 AM

    Hi Deb, I think you are not caring about your Diet as Mun said “diet is still the key deciding factor of your weight loss battle”
    If I am wrong then I think you have to increase your Exercise gradually it will be good for you.

    Thanks Mun for this Top class Article.

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