I know that this is normally Sean’s campaign, but I’d like to speak to the ladies of the gym – I know some of you are still in the mind set that if you lift heavy weights that you will turn into a body builder. Here is an excerpt from a great article about the why a solid strength training program (like what we do at CFW/CFD) is the best way to achieve your fitness goals without getting that “bulky” look that women are so afraid of.
“As far as women with bodybuilder physiques, that doesn’t happen overnight. Women who body build train for a substantial amount of time in a particular way to achieve those results. For the most part, a typical strength program greatly differs from a bodybuilder program.
A quality strength program will be comprised primarily of compound exercises that utilize multiple joints, and also use large muscle groups—which is more metabolically taxing (using a lot more energy in a shorter amount of time). Bodybuilding workouts generally consist of movements targeting individual muscle groups (though, technically isolating single muscles isn’t possible) and use rep ranges that are key for growing muscles larger. In other words, these women put a lot of attention to detail into those particular muscles to get them to grow that way—and do so over an extended period of time.
I think for the most part we all know what desired look we want to achieve. If ever we felt our muscles were growing too large, we would notice before things got out of hand. That sounds silly, but it’s true. If this were the case, then at that time the program used can be re-evaluated and adjusted to stop putting so much focus on whatever muscle group was growing too large.”
Now that we got that out of the way… May your bars be heavy and your backs be straight!
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