Sunday, May 1, 2011

Collected Fitness Wisdom #34

Eat foods closer to their original form – the colorful, fresh, whole stuff. Consume less processed food. Drink more water and less sugary drinks & frou frou coffee delights. Move more. And when you do move, lift relatively heavy things, implement some bodyweight exercises AND challenge your metabolic system with creative circuit training. Stretch more. Roll around on a foam roller. Get a monthly massage or some brutal ART. Get plenty of rest. Find ways to de-stress.

But most importantly, KEEP DOING IT.

~ Kim Ball

You see, when most people think of "female" training, they think of pink 2 lb dumbbells, hours of flailing around doing aerobic training, isolation exercises on machines, high-reps, light weight, and those adductor and abductor machines in the gym.

To me this is NOT "female"'s "failure" training, because that's generally what happens when women train this way (heck, when ANYBODY trains this way). They fail to achieve the goals they set out to achieve because the training simply does not challenge the body enough to give it a reason to change.

~ Nick Nilsson

Expressing fear of building muscle and looking like a man by merely hitting the weights is like me saying "I don’t want to play golf because I’m afraid I’ll turn pro...."

Or... "I don’t want to get a job because I’m afraid to turn into a millionaire..."

Nothing just happens unintentionally - including building muscle! If your body was destined to look like a man, than you would probably already know it! Genetics don’t change over night.

~ Flavia Del Monte

Nutrition is always the limiting factor in body transformation. If a client doesn’t change their nutrition, all the effort in the gym is largely wasted.

~ John Berardi



Miss K said...

Thank you! This site has been very motivational!

Mickey said...

Thank you, Miss K. I'm glad you found the blog helpful.

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