Our expert says:
Dear Lady Cyclist
The reason why some people will develop sculpted, muscular bodies, while others do not, can be due to your basic body shape. Mesomorphs tend to have a higher percentage of muscle tissue in their bodies, so it is easier for mesomorphs to turn themselves in 'Mr Atlas'. Endomorphs have a tendency to gain weight and store fat with a much lower muscle tissue percentage, so if you are an endomorph it is particularly difficult to become mean and lean. The 3rd body type is called ectomorph which is a lean, wiry body build. Long distance runners and the Tour de France cyclists are usually ectomorphs. I don't know which one of these body types you have, but I do think that you should be assessed by a clinical dietitian (visit the Association for Dietetics in SA Website at: www.adsa.org.za and click on "Find a Dietitian" to find a dietitian in your area), BEFORE you start taking male hormones or supplements from the chemist that can be potentially harmful.
So do see a dietitian ASAP
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