10 Reasons Why Heavy Weights Don’t Bulk Up Women

10 Reasons Why Heavy Weights Don’t Bulk Up Women

1. Women do not have nearly as much testosterone as men. In fact, according to Bill Kreamer in Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning, women have about 15 to 20 times less testosterone than men. Testosterone is the reason men are men and women are women. After men hit puberty, they grow facial hair, their voice deepens, and they develop muscle mass. Because men have more testosterone, they are much more equipped to gain muscle. Because women do not have very much testosterone in their bodies, they will never be able to get as big as men. 2. The perception that women will bulk up when they begin a strength training program comes from the chemically-altered women on the covers […]

Creatine: What It Is & Why Its Useful

Anyone that has been involved in sports has undoubtedly heard about creatine in some way or another. However, how many fitness enthusiasts today really know what creatine is or why everyone, not just those involved in strength training, should be taking it? Clearly I back the use of creatine, but before I wield by sword and shield to defend my stance let’s go into depth about what it is and research to show it’s efficacy. Creatine Monohydrate supplementation, according to the International Society of Sports Nutrition, is the most effective ergogenic (performance enhancing) nutritional supplement currently available to athletes in terms of increasing high-intensity exercise capacity and lean body mass during training. Creatine’s main action in the body is to […]

9 Foods To Be Super Human!

Typical supermarkets provide an ever increasing array of food items that we as consumers enjoy daily. Some which are considered to be staples, others which are an occassional treat. But there are a certain few that absolutely need to be in your kitchen. Below are what I consider the 9 SUPER FOODS for improved health, muscle mass and strength. 1. BANANAS Bananas are one of Australia’s most popular fruits. They taste great, can be enjoyed in a variety of ways and are available year round. Bananas are low in fat and are made up of carbohydrates which is the bodies primary energy source. They contain healthy amounts of potassium, vitamin B6, vitamin C and magnesium. 2. BEANS Beans are not […]

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