I found this to be a common concern for women who begin a fitness program. They want to lose weight, tone up, but not look like a dude. “What if my calves get huge?” or “I don’t want a chest like a guy.”
I can make this an easy post by simply showing a great example of a woman who does Functional Fitness.
Yes, Jillian Michaels is a great poster child for women who are interested in Functional Fitness. Remember, Functional Fitness is not bodybuilding. If you did Kemme Fitness or other Functional Fitness workouts 4 days a week (or 7 for that matter) you are not going to look like the woman below, try as you might.
Don’t believe me, well here is why: 1 of the 4 dimensions of Functional Fitness is that you work movements, not muscles. If you want to read more on the subject, download the free ebook, Functional Fitness Defined. What that means is you work large muscle groups together in a natural way versus isolating a specific muscle in order to make it larger and stronger.
The lady in the lower photo spends hours upon hours upon hours upon hours building up those muscles and I can pretty much guarantee she isolates many of them to achieve her goals. If you are into bodybuilding, then good for you. It is a very popular sport. And no, I’m not going to say she is any less of a woman. I do know for a fact though, many women are worried they will have that body and they make it clear they don’t want it. They, instead, would prefer to have Jillian’s body shape. Basically, many women are not looking to get into bodybuilding, they just want to get ripped like Jillian.
Fear not, doing exercises/workouts in programs such as P90X, Jillian’s products, or Kemme Fitness will never get you enormous calves, huge biceps, and thighs bigger than most folks’ torsos. Functional Fitness, however, will get you a strong core, toned arms, and well….just look at Jillian. More importantly, you will have increased stamina, strength, agility, balance, power, flexibility, coordination, timing, and endurance!