I hear it all the time… “I don’t want to get big. I just want to look toned.” ⠀⠀
Ladies, don’t let ‘toned’ become a substitute for STRONG. Yes, you can be strong and not look like a man! ⠀
What you want is STRENGTH. If you want to change the way your body actually LOOKS (aka your body composition) you need MUSCLE on your body. You also need FOOD to build it.
I know it’s annoying to hear, but you can’t out train a bad diet. While I’m all for eating what you want, a diet composed of protein cookies and low-carb pasta noodles won’t likely get you the results you want. Real, wholesome food, ones with nutrients and fiber, are the way to go. Your body loves these foods and will put them to good use!
“Toned” means losing fat while building a bit of muscle. I know we all have our own personal preference when it comes to how much muscle is too much muscle, but here’s the truth: It’s not easy to build muscle, especially for women. We need to work hard that type of physique. And, yes, that means lifting heavy (for you) weights. Remember: If it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you.
- Lifting heavy (for you) weights will not make you bulky.⠀⠀
- You will not turn into a man.⠀⠀
- You need adequate calories to build muscle. ⠀
- The better quality food you eat, the better results you will see. ⠀⠀⠀
All good things! Get the body you want without turning into a man! 😉
If you’re ready to build muscle and CHANGE YOUR BODY COMPOSITION, check out my at-home strength-building program StrongMadeSimple. All you need is a pair of dumbbells!