Why Women Need 5lbs MORE Muscle!

So the other day I went on a rant of sorts. A friend asked my help in how to verbally lay out the necessity of women to do more than be cardio bunnies to achieve their fat loss/fitness/”tone up” goals and how she’s experienced first hand how weight training and body weight exercises have truly shaped her body into the phenom it is today; NOT CARDIO!

Then they asked me to share the rant on here. Oh, ladies, I’m not sure you’re sure of what you’re asking for but here goes:

Fat loss is math. You burn more calories than you take in your body loses fat. Starve your body too much and you lose muscle which causes your body to actually burn fewer calories every day. So…the fix….

Gaining 5lbs of muscle equates to ~250 more calories burned A DAY which means every 15ish days you’re technically burning 1lb of fat worth (3500 cals) off your body you wouldn’t have without that muscle.

So in ~20 weeks that’s 10lbs of fat loss!!  Just for gaining 5lbs of muscle. And you haven’t done an ounce of cardio in my equation. Imagine if you added an appropriate amount of cardio AFTER you weight trained?! Plus muscle is hard and compact, not soft. Now you might not think 10lbs in just under half a year is much but think double – 1 year – you’re not going to be happy losing 20lbs of fat and not having to have once spent a single moment on the damn treadmill staring at blank wall for hours upon hours?

So a gain of 5lbs of muscle is tight, firm and lean.

Now, the ace: if you look like a f*ing apple, pear, carrot or whatever absurd veggie/fruit we compare women’s shapes to: by doing only cardio and/or only dieting, even if you lose how much ever fat you want it just means you’re a smaller apple, pear, carrot shape. BORING.

Muscle gain is how you CREATE shape. By choosing the right sorts of exercises YOU can specifically determine what sort of shape you want to build. Wanna a rounder, firmer bottom: sumo deadlift. Want a shoulder and tricep that are separate and not a big fat blob: do some dumbbell shoulder presses and some overhead tricep cable rope extensions. Want to get rid of your “pooch” (the roundness, not just the fat) do some leg raises variations and some 1/2 roller work or reverse crunches.

Women do NOT have the testosterone levels to build muscle like men. Women get smaller, leaner, firmer and more confident about their capabilities when they weight lift.

Be strong, sexy and bootylicious enough you can carry your own damn groceries and open you own damn jars. Fat, weak, soft (in body and in mental toughness) is the single greatest turn off from a fit guy’s perspective which I’m sure is what she would ultimately want to mate with.

Act right, lift right, get off those damn cardio machines ladies!!

You were lied to all these years, it’s not about weight AT ALL

BTW, you can now find me on:

Instagram @adriancroweathletictraining

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or email me directly at adrian@adriancrowe.com

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23 comments on “Why Women Need 5lbs MORE Muscle!

  1. Ilona says:

    So true, I’m going to force people to read this. ALL the people. EVERYONE.

  2. Muni says:

    Awesome article! Im slowly starting to understand that I can light weights and i wont turn into a ladyboy lol..
    I’m passing this along!

  3. […] Why women need 5 more lbs. of muscle […]

  4. nici says:

    HaHaHa i sent this to my friend earlier today! Its so figin tru

  5. parthena says:

    You’re awesome!! I’ve been inspired to lift more than once a week. 🙂

    • Adrian Crowe says:

      Excellent! Thanks for the feedback. I’m going to be showcasing some women in this exact scenerio in the near future as I think it’s important women understand how best to achieve thier desired goals. Guys are easy: big and ripped. Women, holy wow, the laundry list is mighty detailed and us trainers like the challenge.

  6. Celina says:

    Adrian this is good stuff. It is telling women to empower themselves in more ways then just one but starting with a strong muscular body helps! Thanks

  7. Nina says:

    Adrian, this is an awesome blog topic. Glad you wrote about it! I knew cardio and weights were important but I never knew the impact that weights and muscle had on the body, especially in terms of fat loss and body shape. This is very motivational, keep writing please! Thanks 🙂

  8. Thanks for speaking the truth. Just the other day I argued with my lover man dude (aka boyfriend) about the importance of weight training. I can’t stop looking at that curve picture. W-O-W!

    Great post!

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  11. Your argument re losing muscle when fasting is factually incorrect. However I do agree with the main premise of your article being more muscle equals greater potential to burn energy. Lets hope more women get into lifting weights and positively impact their hormonal profiles!

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