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Mini-Muscles: Why Don’t Women Bulk Up When They Lift Weights?
Ever wonder why workouts often do different things for women and men? Find out with Groupon’s answer.
Women’s strength-training classes often promise results such as a toned, slim, or defined body—but they almost never promise to add bulk. Yet these very same workouts do just that for men. That’s because although a rigorous strength-training routine can help a woman boost her endurance and lower her body-fat percentage, it won’t help her develop big, bulky muscles (not without anabolic steroids, anyway). Just look at the world of professional weightlifting—successful women will squat many times their own weight, but won’t achieve the same physical proportions as their male counterparts.
One key factor is estrogen. The hormone, which is present in both men and women at different levels, works hard to limit the body’s capacity to develop new muscle tissue. This has a practical explanation. Women’s bodies have evolved to retain the ample fat stores needed to ensure fertility and successful pregnancy. Men’s bodies don’t have the same obligation, and so they possess far larger quantities of testosterone—the muscle-building hormone—than women do. This is an example of sexual dimorphism, a physical difference between males and females of the same species, not unlike the male peacock’s feathers, the lion’s mane, or the gander’s jaunty hat collection.
SouthSide Power & Fitness
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition? Southside Power & Fitness Hickory’s “only” state of the art fitness facility conveniently located at Moretz Mills. With over 16,000 square feet of fitness equipment, 14,000 lbs. of weights, 25 free weekly group fitness classes, and unlimited possibilities. Offering the best in Certified Personal Training, TRX, Barre, Cardio Kickboxing, Spin, Yoga, Circuit Training, ladies only workout room, turf track, steam rooms, nutrition and hydration bar and much more! Southside provides you the equipment, classes, and training necessary to build muscle, increase power, and enhance strength and well being at any age or fitness level. Experience what SouthSide has to offer southsidepf.com The only limit is you!
What was the inspiration to start or run this business? We are passionate about wellness inside and outside of the gym. We wanted to create a state of the art fitness facility that also helped promote healthy lifestyle choices. As part of our commitment to our members we offer free personal assessments, wellness coaching, and monthly educational workshops. Healthy lifestyle choices and behaviors are hard. We all have different challenges, needs, and goals. At SouthSide Power & Fitness, we want to make sure that we are connecting our members to the resources and support that will best help them reach their goals.
What do you love most about your job? We love seeing our customers reach their fitness goals.
What is the best reaction you've ever gotten from a customer? Tina Stephens has lost 82 lbs in one year and contributes her weight loss success to the inspiration and encouragement received from the SouthSide family. Testimonial from a current gym member: "It's amazing when you get sick and tired of being sick and tired what you will do. I have been doing Crossfit for 3 years but couldn't reach my goals, until I came to SouthSide. The inspiration and encouragement has allowed me to get closer than ever before. And 82 lbs down in one year! The staff is so great to work with and I am honored to be a part of the SouthSide Family. The positive atmosphere and encouragement from others helps keep me on track...SouthSide Power & Fitness Rocks!" - Tina Stephens
“SouthSide Power & Fitness provides a full service facility for a great price. Best equipment, smoothie bar, steam room, classes and most importantly a friendly, quality staff. You can’t beat it!” - Clinton Joyner
“It’s a good fit, to get fit. SouthSide is spacious, clean, lots of equipment, and great staff.” - Gordy Goins