Women in London
Transformation for Women in London. holistic Like many men, I’ve spent a lot of time admiring and loving women’s bodies. But unlike a lot of men, I’ve also had to study and train women’s bodies and help them lose fat, often when they themselves hold negative beliefs about their bodies and selves in general and therefore fear or even expect failure. And if women’s husbands and partners instinctively dread that famous question: “Does my bum look big in this?”, then please spare a thought for those of us who try and help women get the body they want.
The important thing for women to remember is that they have 20 percent more fat than males and their testosterone is lower. Therefore gaining strength and muscle can be difficult for women but it is nonetheless absolutely essential to gain muscle mass in order to replace fat mass. Since the female physique, nervous system and hormonal system are very sensitive, then when it comes to exercise women need to think outside the box.
Unfortunately the modern media preaches the idea that all women needs to do to keep in shape is a yoga class or a bit of running but I have found this to be completely untrue. When you run a marathon or even a shorter 10k run, you convert your body into a calorific
burner, not a fat burner. And if you look closely at the average marathon runner you will notice that they are fatter than either a sprinter, weightlifter or cross-fit exerciser. I’ve seen women cross-fit training with explosive lifts and strength conditioning to get optimum and awesome results. But the drawback with cross-fit training is that women can damage their hormonal system and muscle-skeletal system quite easily because, as I have said, their bodies and systems are much more sensitive than men’s bodies, which have higher testosterone and growth hormone levels and a greater proportion of muscle mass.
If we go back 10,000 years to hunter gatherer societies, we find that men were the hunters and women were the gatherers. It is important to understand that we cannot simply override thousands of years of evolution. And yet here in the modern age we see many women gravitating towards yoga. But unfortunately the women that enjoy yoga tend to be the ones who are hyper-mobile and 98 percent will have lower back pain. So if you are really looking for a holistic approach and you really want to get your body in shape and keep it in shape as you age, here are my suggestions.
Firstly, consult a professional to find out what your metabolic type is, or perhaps try out the Atkins diet. If eating too much protein gives you a headache and makes you feel crap, and you gain more body fat, then you are a carbohydrate type: so you need to eat more carbohydrates. But if you try the metabolic typing diet and you eat like a protein type, which is more meat than carbs on the plate, then your body changes. Or if you do the Atkins diet and your body changes dramatically and your energy levels increase, and you are broad in the
shoulders with a skinny waist, then these are the tell- tale signs of a protein type.
Many women exercise extremely hard in the gym but do not get the result they are looking for because they have not addressed their diet. If the human body is more complex than a car engine, then why would you not bother to have a proper exercise program? Unfortunately such questions don’t always go down too well and lead to complaints to the management. So really, if you are a cardio junky and want to keep your cardio going but are worrying from the previous paragraph that you will gain fat mass, then this is what you should do: one minute on, one minute off. That is, train hard for one minute and lightly for the second minute, so that you give your body time to recover. You only need 15 to 20 minutes of this to get optimum results.
Scientific research has found that during hit trainingthe body only needs to train hard for 10 or 15 minutes to get optimum results. This should mean that I become unemployed very quickly. But no, because we still all need to stretch and mobilise, and we all need to go through certain conditioning to keep our body injury free (see section on Corrective Exercise).