Carmen’s Post – Two Questions I’m Asked The Most

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I’ve been working in fitness for 11 years and here are the two most frequently asked questions:

 1.  Can I lose weight in the area I choose?

 2.  Will strength training make me bulky?

The answer to question #1 is simply NO. You do not get to choose what part of your body excess weight comes from when you lose weight.

The answer to question #2 is a little more complicated.

For Males:  Hopefully!

For FEMALES:  Most likely, no.

The following article explains how testosterone plays a major factor in bulking up and why many females with rigid cardio routines have a hard time increasing muscle mass.

Does Lifting Weights Make Women Bulk Up? by Carrie Sloan

Females, go ahead and strength train without the worry of getting “bigger”.  The advantages are still great:  increased bone density, lean muscle mass, and increased metabolism.

You’re invited to attend our upcoming free Wellness Talk – GET STRONGER & HEALTHIER:  Why Strength Training Is Important. Join us Saturday, October 12th, 10:30am at our Round Valley Branch.  This is a free event, but registration is requested.

Hope to see you there!

Register Now!


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