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19 Aug #220 – Will Lifting Weights Make You Cumbersome?

One of the frequent questions we hear from new lifters — or folks contemplating power coaching however not but offered on it — is will it make me cumbersome? It’s a pervasive fable, and one of the crucial frequent considerations amongst ladies, but it surely has little foundation in actuality. The actual fact is, there ARE “cumbersome” ladies on the market, that’s, sturdy ladies with muscle mass. Usually these ladies work very onerous for years to construct that a lot muscle, and have a genetic predisposition to build up muscle. Most ladies who start power coaching, nevertheless, discover themselves trying sturdy, succesful, and wholesome, whereas watching their costume measurement go down.


On the coronary heart of this concern is a cultural bias towards skinny, lean physiques — particularly within the modernized Western world. We’re bombarded with ads and visible leisure mediums crammed with idealized fashions of the human type, stunning actors and actresses with far above common genetics. Moreover, because the rise of bodybuilding within the mid-20th century, a fascination with massive muscle tissues and excessive low ranges of physique fats has endured. These beliefs aren’t solely unrealistic for most individuals, they’re usually mentally and bodily unhealthy as nicely.


That’s why at Barbell Logic we give attention to what you are able to do, not what you appear like. Efficiency, power, and well being comes first, and aesthetics are a pleasing aspect impact of coaching. And naturally for trainees who’ve accomplished a novice linear development and constructed a base degree of power, there are at all times methods to customise programming to prioritize physique composition and shedding physique fats. The hot button is that power comes first!


Have a query about coaching? Ship a query to Matt and Scott! E-mail us at [email protected] and we’ll reply your query on an upcoming Saturday Q&A! 



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