Female bodybuilding enthusiasts have been told for a long time that "women do not belong in bodybuilding." Many argued it was a man's sport. Many women also believed that it was not feminine to lift weights. They did not want to "bulk up" like men and wanted to keep their body in proportion. After a long time, women bodybuilders are now taken seriously. The attitude of women in bodybuilding is changing.
A large number of women today are breaking out of this stereotype. They are taking up bodybuilding and fitness training at advanced professional levels. All sorts of different body types are taking part in regular bodybuilding competitions around the country. Young and old alike are discovering they will still be feminine, beautiful, fit and in great shape all at once. They are not taking "no" for an answer.
Women often hesitate taking up bodybuilding because they are afraid of looking like a man. This could not be further from the truth. Women, no matter how much bulk they manage to put on their bodies, will never look like a man due to different structures, hormones and genetics. Many women bodybuilders are beautiful women with defined tones and maintain their soft bodies. Exercising consciously with a well defined goal will guarantee the type of toned muscular body they are seeking. Women must stop comparing themselves to men in the bodybuilding arena. Also, comparing themselves with other women can lead to a false sense of not being bulked up enough. You are who you are for a reason.
Many men find muscular, toned women quite attractive. The self confidence a woman puts forth is catching on in the bodybuilding world. Women can boost their level of confidence to a very large extent by applying bodybuilding skills. Do not worry about the different statures between men and women. The woman's body will never become as big as a man's bulky muscles.
Many women tell us they feel more confident and more in control than ever before due to the bodybuilding efforts they have slowly refined over the years.
Tall or thin, slight or bigger boned, does not make a difference in results reaped from bodybuilding. Bodybuilding is not the same thing for everyone. Different bodies react to stresses and weights in a different way. Genetics will play a role in the bulking of muscles. Smaller framed women will start out with lower weights. This will guarantee they do not get hurt when done correctly. Larger framed women can start at medium weights. They too should perform correct exercise with the weights to avoid injury.
You will find a great impact in the bodybuilding niche no matter what your goals or final objectives you defined. Amateurs to professionals, the bodybuilding circle of people are known to help each other for the common good. The contests are in good spirit and many of the contest winners personally know and train with the others.
The days are over when women bodybuilding is considered a lesser sport. Respect is earned now by many women bodybuilders in every aspect of the sport. Women are taking charge of their bodies, celebrating their successes and proving the female body builds muscles beautifully. Go forth women and lift!