There’s a great deal of truth in this iconic book by John Gray particularly when we are talking about the weight loss dynamics of the genders.
It’s probably no surprise to you but men find it easier to lose weight than women. Fact.
Apart from the obvious that men are bigger, they naturally possess more muscle mass than women, therefore can shift their calorie burning machine or metabolism into overdrive with less effort.
The overriding reason for this is hormonal.
Testosterone fuels muscle growth. According to a BBC investigation in 2014, on average, men produce about 20 times more testosterone than women so they have a natural advantage.
However from experience, women can even up the odds by being exercise savvy.
The answer is to train heavy weights in compound strength routines (multiple muscle group exercises) to maximise metabolic rate and essentially kill multiple birds with one stone.
And the answer is NO ladies. You will not bulk up, a common myth in the fitness industry.
So here it is.
For anyone wanting to send their metabolism into overdrive, try this metabolic circuit of four compound exercises lifting 10 reps as heavy as possible maintaining correct form, repeating four times.
Squat press – 10
Romanian deadlift – 10
Reverse lunge curl to press – 10
Lateral lunge to high pull – 10