>Hit It Heavy
- “Muscle tissue growth is only stimulated when pressure is applied to it. If you use light weights and do rep after rep, your muscle will never have the stress applied to it that it needs to respond too. This means that although you are eating cleaner and on a reduced calorie diet, your muscles will not grow.
Many dieters lighten up on their weight because they feel heavy is needed only during a bulking phase, and women dieters especially don’t want to lift heavy for fear of getting bigger rather than smaller. These are myths to say the least.
Women should not shy away from heavier weights because we do not have enough testosterone to get the physique of a bodybuilder.”
So for the last couple of months, Jaiz (my boyfriend and workout partner) and I were doing lighter weights/more reps. And we both feel like we got weaker. This week we are changing it up. A lot times you gotta go back to the drawing board, evaluate what is working or not working, and re-calibrate. Do not be afraid to change. And definitely learn how to research new things and try them. Just remember, keep track of everything, you will not learn what works for you if you are always winging it at the gym. People that are successful in the gym do not just wander in the gym without a game plan. Plan before the game. Know which body part you are focusing on for the day. Know which exercises you plan to do that day. And most importantly, just do it…don’t try…just do it!! (Yes, that warranted repeating.) Good luck peeps! Happy sweating.