Wanting to gain weight and sexy curves in the right places? Forget
all you hear about women, weight lifting, and “bulking up”, etc. The
truth is that gaining weight for women isn’t that different to men. When
it comes to putting on weight you will need to select a plan that is
based on your natural body shape. The reason is that your body tends to
put on weight first in places that come most natural. Hence if you want
to gain weight all over (as opposed to only on your waist) then your
weight gain program will need to reflect this.
It’s important to also realize that it’s difficult to identify your
body shape when you are underweight. As a result, you might need to
adjust your weight gain plan as you start to fill out and your shape
becomes more noticeable. However, there are three generic body shapes
all women should be mindful of…
The Apple Body Shape
The “apple” body shape is characterized by a wide torso and large
abdomen. Men who have an apple body shape are said to have a “beer
belly”, a “pot belly”, or “love handles”. Women who have an apple body
shape tend to put on weight in the face, neck, chest and waist. Due to
genetics you are more likely to be gaining weight on your upper body but
having skinny legs. In order to gain a nice shape you will need the
right exercise and diet.
The Pear Body Shape
The body is classified as pear-shaped if the waist-to-hip ratio,
i.e., the size of the waist divided by the size of the hips, is 0.80 or
lower. If the ratio is higher than 0.80, the body is classified as
apple-shaped. Women who have a pear body shape tend to put on weight on
the hips and thighs and not the upper body. In order to gain sexy curves
you will need the right weight gain diet plan, which is very important,
but you really need to focus on certain workout routines to target the
The Proportionate Body Shape
Idealized by many women. The good news is that you will gain weight all over. Both exercise and diet is the key.
The Truth About Women and Weight Lifting
Whenever I suggest to women clients about using weights I usually get
a lot of push back. I would like to use this article to correct myths
and share some truths.
1. Weightlifting does burn calories. If it burns calories for men it
works the same for the female population. To really gain quality lean
muscle mass you need to pay strict attention to your diet to compensate
for the effort you are making in the gym and to help repair and rebuild
2. You will not look more like a man, unless you are taking steroids.
Men and women were born with different hormones. Not every man who
works out with weights looks like Arnold either. Therefore any muscle
gain you get as a result of diet and training will only serve to
accentuate the feminine shape you already have. You will look sexy and
feel better about yourself!
3. If you lift weights while on a weight gain diet you will not look
fat. In reality you will be performing fat burning in the gym while
building muscle. Reduce the fat around a tight, toned muscle and other
Weights can help you achieve the sexy body and be prettier than ever
before. Why is that? Because with weight you not only burn calories but
you target parts of your body that you may want to tighten and develop.
For example you may have hit a wall on development in the buns area
with the stair climber, but lunges with dumb bells may give that little
extra target that you desire.
Lifting weights can also help to build confidence. I recommend
machines for beginners. If you are a beginner then you may start at the
machines. It helps build some strength and range of motion to move the
weight. But there is something positive in confidence when you can move
from machines to free weights. Also movements with weights are not
restricted so you can really target those muscle groups.
Exactly what does it take to achieve good results? Well, it takes a
real dedication to your diet and workout program. You would be required
to exercise at least 4 or 5 times each week. And more importantly, it
takes a real WANTING to see that new lean and toned body in the mirror.