In this episode you’ll learn how to avoid getting bulky, plus…
- What food you should never eat.
- How to check if you can get bulky.
- How to adjust if you start seeing the signs of bulk.
- The only way a woman can really get bulky.
- And much, much more.
Huge woman are everywhere!
Let’s start with testosterone, which is an anabolic hormone that supports muscle growth, and recovery in men and women.
Testosterone ranges –
According to the National Institutes of Health, the normal range of testosterone is 30 to 95 nanograms per deciliter (ng/dL) for women and 300 to 1,200 ng/dL for men, but individual laboratories might have a slightly different rangethat they consider normal. Also keep in mind that the levels vary with age.
What this tells us, is that even if you have a woman with high testosterone, and a man with low testosterone, the woman will have 3 times less testosterone than a man.
Now, I’ve worked with thousands of people at this point in my health and fitness career, and I have NEVER, EVER worked with a woman that had the ability to put on enough muscle to call herself bulky.
And if any of those woman that I have worked with did call themselves bulky… they had body image issues that needed to be solved outside of the gym.
The next thing to tackle…
I get women that will tell me… “I have this friend, and she’s bulky, so you’re wrong.”
Let’s get serious here – is this woman actually muscularly bulky, or is she fat. In all my days, this “bulky” woman that’s being referred to is actually fat.
Does she have some muscle… sure, and that muscle is underneath the fat, and making her look large.
But, that’s not the issue here. The woman that I talk to are worried about putting on so much muscle that they will look like a female bodybuilder.
Well, I’m here to tell you that for 99.9% of the population, this is not possible. And if you are in the 0.01%… losing muscle is so much easier than gaining it, you could lose this so called “bulk” in a matter of months.
Long, lean muscles…
This is fiction. Don’t tell the magazines.
If you still want to avoid getting bulky (which isn’t possible for most women), then consider following the protocol below.
Just know that it will slow your results.
Workout rep ranges
* Avoid 8-15
* Train heavy
* Eat at or below your desired weights calorie limit
* Do it.
* 3+ times a week.
* Running, biking, swimming
Losing muscle size is easy!
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