Nach einer sehr genialen Jumping Stunde und einem vegetarischen Yufka liege ich nun frisch geduscht mit gemütlichen Sachen auf der Couch und wir gucken Serie 😍.
Wie war euer Samstag und was macht ihr heut Abend?? .
📸 by @markaaronphoto
This is just a joke. Please don’t actually murder your parents.
7 hours ago
Back when I first got into fitness, I wanted nothing more than to look like the lean, muscular models on the cover of the magazines.
So I did the only thing I knew how to do.
I followed their training and nutrition protocols to a T.
I lifted 5 days per week using a body part split where I only lifted 1-2 muscle groups at a time, attacking them from every possible angle.
I did fasted cardio 5-6 days per week to burn fat faster.
I ate small meals throughout the day of mostly protein and veggies, fearful that eating carbs would make me gain weight.
Needless to say, despite all my hard work and dedication, I didn’t look much different. Talk about frustrating.
It wasn’t until years later when I finally learned the best ways to build muscle that I began to finally look like I lifted.
If you feel like you’ve been busting your butt in the gym but are still perplexed as to why your body isn’t changing, it’s probably time to prioritize building some muscle.
While there’s nothing wrong with wanting to achieve a leaner body composition, you can’t be in a perpetual state of fat loss. Your hormones will suffer, you’ll be mentally miserable, and if you aren’t strength training regularly, you might actually end up looking worse (hello, skinny fat).
I’ve talked to so many women who are fearful of gaining muscle, believing it will make them look bulky or masculine. But in most cases, that couldn’t be further from the truth.
Building even a little bit muscle is what gives your body those desired curves and makes it look more shapely.
And when you do decide to purse fat loss again, you will look lean and toned.
I will say this. Building muscle is no walk in the park. It requires hard work, consistency, and intensity. But the results are absolutely worth it!
Tell me, have you ever committed to a muscle building phase?
🏋️♀️300# Snatch + The Bernie🏋️♀️ This was on day 4 of my 4day Iowa seminar tour at @crossfittyl in Iowa last year. Such a great group of athletes to work with. I always love going back to Iowa! I’ll be looking to put on 1 or 2 seminars in Iowa on the wknd of Oct 12/13!