View Full Version : Tall lady needs tips
10-16-2002, 10:42 AM
I am 6'0" tall and having trouble getting the form I want. Men's workouts are to tough and use to much weight for the look I want. Most of the women's workouts are better for women with shorter muscle structure than I have. I am going for the look of Cory Everson off competition but not having much luck getting the definition she has. Any suggestions?
10-17-2002, 07:11 AM
First of all DO NOT compare yourself with someone else, especially not a pro bodybuilder ! While it is good to have a role model or someone who inspires you, it just sets you up for frustration, because everybody is unique . You cannot look like someone else, because YOU are YOU...meaning should strive to bring out the best of your own potential.
Second, i don't believe in gender specific workouts !! To build muscle, you need to stimulate and challenge it and that happens if you lift heavy enough so that you cannot do more than 8-12 reps in good form ! Women do not have enough testoterone to get 'huge' and bulky ...it takes often years to reach a certain muscle maturity.
Be patient ! And don't forget nutrition !! It's 80% of the game. To become mor defined you might need to re-evaluate the way you are currently eating. Cut down on starchy carbs, eat the bulk of you calories / carbs at breakfast and post-workout and make sure you consume plenty of lean protein and drink water.
10-17-2002, 07:20 AM
Low Bodyfat = Definition
Women aren't going to look like men just because they lift heavy. It take an incredible effort, and usually some chemical assistance for a woman to get "too big".
Most women go nowhere because they stick with the same routine, and never challenge themselves with heavier weights. This may also explain why a lot of them don't stick with working out, since they don't see the improvments they are expecting. Most want to "tone" but you won't even get that without increasing the resistance.
10-17-2002, 10:55 AM
OK, I can see I didn't express my question well. I have been working out and lifting for over 4 years now. It is not that I am afraid of heavier weight or that I have fallen for the mis conception that if I lft heavy I will bulk up like a man, I know better than that! ;o). What I have run into during training is many of the women that have success at getting their bodies shaped are much shorter than me, just like trying to follow a man's workout when I don't have a man's genetics won't help me, trying to do a workout that I woman who is 5'5" does not seem to be giving me the results I am after either. Oh well. Thanks anyway.
10-17-2002, 11:13 AM
the 5 ' 5 just looks bigger cause her muscle is on a smaller frame
i should know im 6 4 :)
I think there's no difference in what men and women should do. Both should progress to heavier weights as soon as they are able to. I can't think of a single body part that women need to work that men don't or vice versa.
Once you get to exactly where you want to be, use higher reps and you won't get bigger.