“I just want to be toned,” “I lost the weight, but I don’t have the body I want,” “I want to look like I lift . . “
Any of those sound familiar? This is what I hear from most people that come to Kayli and I for coaching. Most people just aren’t happy with the shape of their body. Some have lost weight but still don’t like the shape of their body. Some state they would be happy if they just looked “toned.” If you’ve been following Kayli and I, you know we shudder when we hear the word toned. Toned was a made up word by marketing people to sell fitness and lifting to women. When you say you want to be “toned” what you really mean is you want to gain visible muscle definition. This can mean either building muscle or losing body fat to expose your muscle tissue. This can stop some people, particularly women, in their tracks. Many women become afraid of lifting weights and gaining muscle because they don’t want to “get too big,” “look like a man,” or “get bulky.” What they don’t realize is that because of their hormonal makeup, it is virtually impossible for them to do any of those things. Men have much more testosterone than women. Testosterone is the primary muscle building hormone. While women have some testosterone, we do not have the amount necessary to get as muscular as men.
So now that we have put the worries to bed and I have you super stoked to start growing muscle . . . let’s look at the 10 laws necessary for muscle growth.
Alright friends . . . you are now armed with the laws of muscle building. Go forth and grow!