The lovely Miesha Tate in the picture
Having a high lean body mass is beneficial in so many ways. I mean apart from having a gorgeous ripped body with a 6 pack, LBM has in many ways been proven to have a direct co-relation with strength and anaerobic capacity.
Just read an excerpt from this month’s Strength and Conditioning Journal that touches on increasing lean body mass in females, thought I’d wanna share it with you guys. One of the main reasons females can’t improve their lean body mass as well as guys is because we just don’t produce enough testosterone, so the article mentions how to build more circulating testosterone during workouts to overcome this problem.
Females can increase LBM by following a structured weight training program that focuses on increasing circulating testosterone. Testosterone release can be manipulated by performing multijoint lifts (squat, power clean, deadlift, etc.), decreasing rest periods in between sets, increasing the number of sets (at least 3) and increasing intensity (10RM range). Multijoint and power exercises must be completed before single-joint lifts because they stimulate circulating testosterone serum level throughout the workout.
Excerpt taken from the Strength and Conditioning Journal - volume 34- issue 1-February 2012