The biggest mental block that stands in front of women is the lack of knowledge in the people they trust. If you put your faith in a gym instructor, and that instructor doesn’t realize the importance of good exercise routines and a healthy diet, then s/he is sending you down the wrong path. The fact is, a “good” exercise routine is a good exercise routine irrespective of your age, gender, physical build and any other attributes.
Creating a single routine that caters to all, may seem rather short-sighted or shortcut-like. However, when that routine addresses the core issue of burning abdominal fat and building muscle, rather than merely building muscle, then everybody can benefit from it.
Women have also stayed away from weight training. There is a general consensus that weight training leads to big, bulky muscles and women would rather be slender & toned rather than giants. What no one has told them is that weight training doesn’t build muscles, it’s the kind of supplements that you have with it that do.
The role of weight training is to simply make your muscles leaner. As you have supplements that add mass to your muscles, your weight training helps you convert that into muscle. So the more supplements you have, the bigger your mass will be and the more weight you train with, thereafter, the more bulky your muscles will be.
Instead of adding those supplements into your diet, if you simply feed on nutrient-rich and natural foods, like fruits, vegetables, protein-rich items and even fiber-rich grains, then you will find all that weight training working towards reducing female abs, rather than building bulk. These kinds of foods do not add any mass to your body. Instead, they focus on supplying vital energy that you need to get through your exercise routine.
With that energy, you can introduce an element of varying intensity into your workout. Just because you are a woman, doesn’t mean that you can’t keep increasing the resistance levels as your muscles grow stronger. You can, and should, add more weight as you get stronger, varying the intensity to enjoy that cardio-effect as well.
There are plenty of similarities between male and female exercise routines, in terms of the technique and principles. A properly planned routine is ideal for everyone and doesn’t need to be customized for any one person. Female abs workout sessions also have the requirements as that of men’s, and as long as you are putting in the right kind of effort, you have nothing but a toned stomach to look forward to.