Thursday, October 10, 2013


There is a horribly misguided myth (just won't die either) that just because you're lifting weight you're gonna get jacked or ripped. And to prove it, just go to any gym in America and see how many 140-lb. guys with pencil-thin arms and a beer bellies are in the gym multiple days a week, trying to get "big" or "huge." In fact I have seen some people go to the gym lift heavy weights do tons of cardio and they look exactly the same two years later, they are probably more fit but they look exactly the same... Something is wrong with that!

Anyway,  if you can identify with what I'm saying you know that it takes a lot of work both in and out of the gym to get big or bulky. You not only need to be dedicated to your training, but you need proper nutrition if you're serious about putting on size.

"There is a big misconception about what causes bulk. Bulk isn't muscle; it is muscle covered by fat. So if you feel that you are too bulky, then it is important to fine-tune your diet to lose the excess fat -- not give up weight training.

Women have a distinct disadvantage if the goal is to put on size. They have about one-tenth the testosterone of males, and testosterone is a key component in the muscle-building process. So even if you're working out just as hard as a man, lifting the same amount of weight and gorging on calories, you still won't see the same results with regard to muscle building.

Women can, though, build muscles. Instead of big and bulky, they will be the type of long and lean muscles many women desire.

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