Let's talk about those frequently asked questions!
#1: Will I get bulky?
Okay, so I'd like to target this response to women specifically because this question is often asked by women. It is highly improbable for women to get bulky from lifting heavy. Why?
I saw this picture on Facebook the other day and started laughing...SO TRUE. Why am I posting it? It drives me crazy when women are in the weight room lifting 2-5 pound weights. Listen, when you go grocery shopping, I promise you the grocery bags you are carrying can be anywhere from 10-25 pounds. You can lift heavier!!! I challenge YOU to challenge yourself and your body (safely). You will see more results in your body through the development and growth of your muscles than with cardio alone.
#2: How often do I have to strength train?
#3: Does my diet matter?
Yes...and yes. Now I am not a nutritionist but to me, your diet is 70% of the equation. Exercise can still help your overall health, but true transformation comes with proper fueling of your body to complement your workouts.
To the left is an example of one of my breakfasts concoctions. It includes 1/3 cup of rolled oats, 2 strips of turkey bacon, and one egg poached. It's my favorite way to get protein, carbs, and fat all in one healthy meal.
If I am on the treadmill for 1 hour and come home to a pizza pie, I am probably not going to see a ton of results. Just sayin'
#4: Do I have to use weights when I strength train?
Not necessarily! You don't always need equipment because you come equipped with the best thing possible...your own body weight! There is a lot of resistance training you can accomplish and see results with by using your body weight.
I hope you found this post helpful! Feel free to comment if you have any questions or comments! :)
Though I am a certified personal trainer through AFAA, I am not a nutritionist. Any food posts on this blog are simply related to my journey!