I have never heard of any woman getting bigger muscles accidentally. Have you?
As a personal trainer I often hear two things from female clients; ‘this won’t give me big muscles will it!?’ And ‘I bulk really easily!’
There is a general misconception amongst female trainees that if they start lifting weights that they will turn into He-man. Women do not ‘bulk’ from weight training; they simply do not have the hormonal production to elicit noticeable gains in muscle mass in a short period of time. Females tend to produce 15-20 times less of the male sex hormone testosterone than healthy men … Read more
From conducting thousands of consultations for a massive range of clientele over the years there is one statement that I hear time and time again:
‘I want to tone up.’
If I had a pound for every time I heard ‘I want to tone up’ I would be a richer man. Another phrase I hear is ‘I want to tone up but I don’t want to lose weight.’
If you understand how to get toned then you will know that this phrase is actually doent make complete sense.
Let me explain
A muscle fibre is made up of two main parts;
Sarcoplasm – The fluid inside … Read more
There are thousands of training methods at the moment that all claim to be the best way (& better than the rest) at shedding fat , getting you toned & looking like a Hollywood superstar! HIIT, Met-con, Insanity, are just to name a few fantastic systems that will get you great results. However there is one thing that really annoys me, trainers & coaches that make up their own movements or coach movements with no knowledge of biomechanics. The movement that I see a lot of is the ‘power squat’
1st of all I’m not sure where the name ‘power squat’ … Read more