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How to Start Bodybuilding for Women

Bodybuilding involves more than just adding muscle mass. Competitive bodybuilders, in particular, strive for strong but chiseled physiques with a low percentage of body fat. Bodybuilding presents a special challenge to women, due in part to their lower levels of testosterone. But a sound, overall pr...
Jessica Draheim
Jessica Draheim • 2 years ago

How to Start Bodybuilding for Women

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Women bodybuilders do not typically build muscle as quickly or significantly as men; but with frequent high-volume weight training, they can still see enormous muscular developments. Bodybuilding requires workouts that feature a higher number of exercises, sets and repetitions, which overload the muscle fibers. This overloading stimulates the muscle-building process. Women just starting out should begin at the lower end of the high-volume workouts and increase their load as they develop.

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