This isn’t just specific to Asian women but a lot of my female clients. Many believe lifting weights will make them “buff” and seem “masculine”. I mean sure, if you’re lifting heavy, training hard and eating the right food to have the goal of muscle mass then yes, it’s possible. But it takes years of very hard work to achieve this.
There are three types of body types – Mesomorph, and Endomorph Ecomorph. Those with Mesomorph body types can gain muscle easier than those with Edomorph or Ecomorph body types. The idea is, majority of Asian women are Ecomorphs with higher body fat percentages, not muscle. This is why Asian women should embrace strength training in their exercise routine rather than being afraid of it.
My next post will touch on obesity in Asians and the importance of fitness.