Lean and Mean

Feb 3, 2020 | Coach's Corner | 0 comments

Do you want to be toned? Ripped? Ah-nold?  Well, the only way to get the ‘toned look’ is to add some lean muscle mass while losing fat mass. Unfortunately, some women have the misconception that if they pick up weights, they will turn into the female version of Arnold Schwarzenegger. The problem with this theory is that unless they are also consuming a large amount of anabolic steroids, this simply cannot happen.  That is true for men too.  Only genetic lottery winners can ever achieve that kind of Mr. Universe physique, but most people don’t want that these days anyway.  Lean and mean is the new black.

Women should be encouraged to use a heavy weight load, due to the fact that most women will underestimate their strength. Not only that, but also using heavier weight can also result in increased in self-confidence, which is a happy effect of training. We can never under estimate the ability of strength training increases going side-by-side with emotional and mental strength.  Again, true for women AND men.

It is important to remember that no one ever became a body builder by accident, it takes months and years of training with a strict nutritional plan. Whenever there is a celebrity we aim to look like, rest assured that celebrity got there by lifting weights under a challenging strength routine.

Do not be afraid to lift heavier weights when doing your workouts, just ensure your form is correct. During any program, increasing weight should be your goal, and the fear of lifting to much should not enter your mind. Strength training does not have to be confusing, just pick up something heavy and lift it.

Looking to start a new training program or add more weights to your routine?  Call RockBox Fitness today!  We change lives on the daily.

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