Female Personal Training Myths

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Frustrated With Yo-Yo Dieting & Fitness Regimes That Don’t Get Results? Discover These 5 Female Training Myths Now

Female gym training for physique changes (weight loss and/or tone up) has all sort of special features. Females don’t need muscles, they lose fat from spot areas, weight training makes them huge, cardio training is the best type of training for weight loss and fasting (starving) is the most effective diet. Arguing is pointless, the immovable myths stand firm against sports science facts. So no arguing – just facts.


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5 Female Training Myths

First of all, the fact about female and male differences impacting effects of training and dieting. There are none. Therefore, both genders fall into the same category – humans.

Myth #1: Muscles are useless

Humans need muscles in order to be able to move. Muscle is an active flesh that uses energy, especially when recovering from weight training. Less muscle – slower metabolism. Also, muscles form body shape – nice, tight forms of bum and thighs – neither flabby nor an anorectic, bony physique. Those are the simple reasons to stimulate muscles when losing weight (fat).

Myth #2: Fat loss spotting

Human beings cannot lose or store fat in just one spot or isolated body part (despite some areas being more problematic). Fat loss occurs due to energy deficit – negative balance of food eaten and energy spent. When you put yourself to the conditions (through training and dieting) where you get the energy deficit, your body distributes fat loss to the areas it has been storing it on. Do not worry, it remembers its richest storages. So to lose fat from waist, thighs or bum, your training has to be tailored to affect the whole body as one unit (major muscle groups) and not isolating some body parts (minimizing energy deficit).

Myth #3: Weight training builds huge muscles

Weight training does muscle damage. Recovering from it raises metabolism. Lactic acid weight training burns a lot of calories and makes that burn more efficient too. Females have very limited potential for muscle growth. Especially, when applying the right weight training methods with restricted diet. After successful fat loss, achieved with weight training, a nice body shape is uncovered rather than a shapeless skeleton.

Myth #4: Cardio training is best to lose weight

Cardio training burns extra calories helping to reach the energy deficit, which can also be done by simply controlling your diet. Solo cardio training does not stimulate muscles. Muscle loss is inevitable when the negative daily calorie balance is acquired without muscle stimulation.

Myth #5: Crash diets are best or actually, less than 2000 calories is dangerous

Diet is another topic that normally women have strong beliefs about. Extremes often are popular: diet regimes next to starving, resulting in significantly slower metabolism or on the other end – 2000 daily calories, kindly recommended on every food package. Avoiding muscle loss and slower metabolism but getting the fat cut down, calculated (by lean body mass, age, genetic type and lifestyle) diet routine is necessary.

Stop believing the myths, contact Personal Training 4U, natural bodybuilder and weight loss expert RolandasPT4U and start the correct training and dieting to lose weight and tone up.


Rolandas Malinauskas is online personal trainer with 12 years personal training experience in east London and decorated natural bodybuilder – Natural Physique Association (NPA) Mike Williams Classic 2011 Men’s Lightweight Champion, NPA Mike Williams Classic 2011 Men's Overall Vice-champion and NPA British Championship 2011 Men’s Lightweight Vice-champion. Rolandas has been dedicated to natural bodybuilding for over 18 years now. 3 out of 12 years of personal training career Rolandas has been consulting on one of the biggest schemes of Exercise on GP Referral in London (Islington), allowing him to treat lower back, knee pain, cardiovascular problems, arthritis etc.