Should Women Workout The Same As Men?

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Is It Better To Train For Your Goals Or Your Gender?

On today’s episode of Live Lean TV, we’re answering the often asked question, should women workout the same as men, or should women lift differently?

This is a hot topic that is widely debated within the fitness industry.

So before you read any further, we want to hear from you.

Should women and men workout differently?

Quickly scroll to the bottom of the blog post and leave your answer in the comment section below.

Should Females Exercise Differently Than Males?

Brad and I have discussed this question, and we both completely agree that gender should not be the only determinant of how you’re going to train, or what training program to use.

Rather than training based on your gender, we believe both men and women need to train specifically for their goals.

It all comes down to your goals baby.

You need to first decide if you’re looking to:

  • lose fat
  • build muscle
  • or do both

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Why Don’t Women Get Bulky With Our Workout Programs?

You probably asking how come women don’t get bulky, or gain the same amount of muscle that guys do, by using our lifting programs?

Well, getting bulky is actually hard for anyone to do, regardless if you are a guy or a girl.

5 Reasons You Think Weight Training makes you Bulky

Getting bulky doesn’t happen on accident, because muscles don’t just grow by themselves.

Females are even less likely to put on muscle from exercise alone.

The reason for this is simple.

Women do not naturally produce the sufficient amount of testosterone to build large muscle gains.

Why Do Some Women Look Bulky At The Gym?

Now I know you’ve probably seen girls that look bulky at the gym.

When it comes to females getting bulky, it’s usually the result of either:

  1. They are training specifically to look that way, so they train really hard to add bulk.
  2. They most likely have used hormone enhancements to achieve that bulky result.

So don’t worry, you will not accidentally get bulky.

Then you see fitness girls like me for example.

I’ve Been Consistently Lifting Weights For Over 14 Years

I’m a women who has been working out for years.

I also continuously push myself to lift heavier and harder with each year of training.

Based on this, my results always comes out leaner and more toned, rather than ever looking bulky.

This is the natural result most females experience when they follow a training program.

Your Calorie Intake Is Really Important

Even though this question was really about how women should train, I have to mention calorie intake as well.

It’s very easy to mistake fat gain for bulk, but it’s not the same thing.

It’s important to understand that lean muscle is more dense and takes us less space, when compared too fat.

So make sure you are eating correctly for your goals.

Bottom Line On Should Women Workout The Same As Men?

With the right amount of calories and the right training program for you, you are going to get exactly what you want, regardless if you are a guy or girl.

Go follow and subscribe to our Live Lean TV YouTube channel because all of the advice you hear is going to get you the results you want.

I hope our answer to the question, should women workout the same as men, was helpful to you.

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95 responses to “Should Women Workout The Same As Men?

  1. Man, I’m so glad that most people voted to keep these videos together on
    one channel! That would have sucked to separate you two!!

  2. I vote A too. Keep it together! Which is the best program to buy…I am
    just starting out…want to lose lots of weight and start weight training.

  3. Hi, I think they should be kept on the same channel, be a real team. There
    are more positives than negatives for keeping on the same chan, I think one
    of the worries people will have is the ‘manly’ content being sacrificed for
    the girly stuff, this does not need to happen at all, I believe simply more
    videos will appear on the chan, so rather than 2 new vids from brad on this
    chan, and 2 new on the other chan, simply 4 videos will appear on this chan
    (titled appropriately) – just an example.
    A real team both contribute and quite often information is useful for both
    genders so it’s always useful for a guy checking out this chan who may see
    an interesting video (title) he may have missed, targeted at women, who he
    could then inform a lady he knows that may be interested, or even
    interested to learn himself! (maybe he’s a personal trainer!?) I dunno
    there are like 10+ positives and 1-2 negatives – same chan!

  4. A for sure. It’s easier to have all in one place but maybe think about 2
    days brad 2 days Jessica.

  5. Hi brad, I’m 13 and am trying to lose weight. I have a few questions. Do
    weights stunt teens growth? Is the paleo diet safe for kids?

  6. I would vote for A. Although a second channel would of course get some good promotion, keeping all the content on the same channel but posting videos on different days would make it much easier to find everything in the same place.

    Congrats with the success!

  7. A

    Reason 1 – There’s enough shit in my sub box

    Reason 2 – I think it would be great way to self promote and keep a steady
    flow of videos coming. Plus it will dissipate any “man channel vs women
    BS”.

  8. All in one please and this is exciting news. I dig your style Brad, however
    Jessica will bring a different flavour to the mix. I will be very
    interested to hear from her =)

  9. A! I’d prefer a “one stop shop” kinda deal 🙂 Really excited for Jessica’s
    new segment!

  10. I vote A. It’s smarter to have everything from your brand on one channel.
    But, I’m really excited because I really respect Jessica! I’m so glad that
    you brought her on regularly. I would love to know her take on how much to
    workout. Also, I do not count calories anymore because it was making me
    crazy. Maybe she has ways to keep what I’m eating in check without counting
    every single thing I eat.

  11. I vote C = unsubscribe. You used to have actual content on your videos, now
    they’re pretty much just commercials….. Done.

  12. I think the reason women don’t train the same as guys is bcoz they think
    they’re goin to get big not realising muscle takes time to grow! I think
    all women n I’ll add men to this aswell should squat and deadlift no matter
    what they’re goals r! All round solid exercises with unbelievable benefits!

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