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    Discussion in 'Female Bodybuilding' started by Myjourney, May 2, 2018.

    1. Robertbozic

      Robertbozic Member

      Nov 2021
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      Absolutely! Tailoring fitness routines to individual goals and preferences rather than gender stereotypes ensures that everyone can enjoy the benefits of exercise.
    2. FT Mike

      FT Mike Active Member

      May 2023
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      The suitability of an exercise depends on individual goals, fitness level, and any specific considerations such as injury history or medical conditions, rather than gender. Both men and women can benefit from a well-rounded exercise routine that includes a variety of exercises targeting different muscle groups and movement patterns.

      Exercises More Suited to Women:

      1. Glute-focused exercises: Women may often prioritize exercises targeting the glutes for aesthetic reasons or to address muscular imbalances.
      2. Pelvic floor exercises: Especially relevant for women postpartum or those with pelvic floor issues.
      3. Stability and balance exercises: Women generally have a lower center of gravity and may benefit from exercises that improve balance and stability.
      4. Upper body strength training: While men typically have greater upper body strength, women may focus more on exercises like push-ups and overhead presses to develop upper body strength.
      5. Core exercises: Core strength is important for everyone, but women may prioritize core exercises to support posture, alleviate back pain, and improve pelvic stability.
      Exercises More Suited to Men:

      1. Heavy lifting: Men often focus on heavy compound lifts like deadlifts, squats, and bench presses to build muscle mass and strength.
      2. Upper body hypertrophy: Men may prioritize exercises targeting the chest, shoulders, and arms to achieve a more muscular physique.
      3. High-intensity interval training (HIIT): While both genders can benefit from HIIT, men may be more drawn to its competitive and intense nature.
      4. Explosive movements: Exercises like power cleans, box jumps, and sprints may be favored by men for developing power and athleticism.
      5. Pull-up variations: Men often aim to increase the number of pull-ups they can perform as a measure of upper body strength.
    3. admin

      admin Administrator

      Dec 2012
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      While most exercises can benefit both men and women, some may be more suited to women's typical fitness goals, such as toning specific areas and enhancing flexibility. Here's a list of exercises often favoured by women:
      1. Glute Bridges: Great for glute activation and lower back strength.
      2. Hip Thrusts: Targets the glutes and hamstrings.
      3. Lateral Band Walks: Strengthens hip abductors and improves stability.
      4. Pilates: Enhances core strength and flexibility.
      5. Yoga: Increases flexibility and reduces stress.
      6. Bodyweight Squats: Excellent for lower body toning.
      7. Tricep Dips: Targets the back of the arms.
      Each of these exercises can help tailor workouts to specific fitness goals that are often prioritized by women.

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