omg average is not 21-30% holy crap - that's BMI you are thinking of!!!!!!!!! jesus christ. Thats like saying most women weigh between 100 and 200 pounds.
just 1% is a LOT and takes forever to lose once you are in the athlete stages.
everything motivated@last said is correct.
It isnt about testosterone so much as that there are two types of muscle fibers and our genders have different percentages of each of the two types. Whereas guys how abvout half endurance muscle and half power muscle - women have mostly endurance muscle.
which is why, since the 70s, everyone was like- omg you have mostly endurance muscle, that means that chicks should do cardio always for all their whole lives and just go longer and go farther, the end.
And only recently have scientists and coaches been able to get the message out that we dont have to work out different because our bodies are put together differently, we need to workout the same and Because our bodies are diffferent, the results will be different.
ANother reason that someone wont get bulky just because they start lifting weights- you have to be eating at a SERIOUS surplus to get there, consistently made mostly of protein and fats, and even then it will take years.
Girls are worried that if they lift heavy, they will get all veiny and gross. But that isnt the weights - thats nutrition. Want sexy arms and muscles but dont want thin skin and veiny big muscles? fine - sp keep your body fat percentage between 19 and 21 and dont go below. Want big rippling abs? ok - then go ahead and aim for 17-18%.
Body fat behind a lot more than people realize, but they choose to think of it as an all emcompassing mysterious buzz word instead of understanding it :(
Edited by: OUT_OF_MY_TOWER at: 9/3/2013 (07:41)
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