Light Weight + High Reps: Where Women Get It Wrong . It is incredibly common for me to have conversations with women in which they say something to the effect of, “I want to do high reps and light weight so I can “tone” up”. . I get it, (most) women don’t want to look like bodybuilders. The great news, though, is that you’re not going to look like a bodybuilder unless you work really hard to and train like a bodybuilder! . Lifting light using high reps is fine — IF… . -The weight is still challenging at the end of each set -You don’t have s fictional cap weight not to surpass (I.e, 12lbs) -You understand theres nothing wrong with lifting heavy and using lower reps . Use this rep range to build muscular endurance, gain lean mass and to drop body fat. . But, its very important to understand that if you do less than 12 reps while lifting heavier that you’re going to be just fine. In fact, you’ll probably feel like a badass while doing it! Every woman I have ever worked with ends up lifting heavier and for fewer reps than they ever thought they would and not one time has one of them came to me pissed about looking like a bodybuilder or being to bulky. :) . At the end of the day, getting bulky and gaining mass will only happen if you’re eating more calories than you burn. . Still want to lift light and do high reps? Great! Just keep in mind that “light” os relative and individual for every person. Don’t pigeon hole yourself into doing 15 reps with 10lbs when you could have done 15 reps with 20lbs. . Make sense? I hope so! I’m always looking for myths to bust, so, if you know of one and would like to to see a graphic made about it let me know!

//Light Weight + High Reps: Where Women Get It Wrong . It is incredibly common for me to have conversations with women in which they say something to the effect of, “I want to do high reps and light weight so I can “tone” up”. . I get it, (most) women don’t want to look like bodybuilders. The great news, though, is that you’re not going to look like a bodybuilder unless you work really hard to and train like a bodybuilder! . Lifting light using high reps is fine — IF… . -The weight is still challenging at the end of each set -You don’t have s fictional cap weight not to surpass (I.e, 12lbs) -You understand theres nothing wrong with lifting heavy and using lower reps . Use this rep range to build muscular endurance, gain lean mass and to drop body fat. . But, its very important to understand that if you do less than 12 reps while lifting heavier that you’re going to be just fine. In fact, you’ll probably feel like a badass while doing it! Every woman I have ever worked with ends up lifting heavier and for fewer reps than they ever thought they would and not one time has one of them came to me pissed about looking like a bodybuilder or being to bulky. :) . At the end of the day, getting bulky and gaining mass will only happen if you’re eating more calories than you burn. . Still want to lift light and do high reps? Great! Just keep in mind that “light” os relative and individual for every person. Don’t pigeon hole yourself into doing 15 reps with 10lbs when you could have done 15 reps with 20lbs. . Make sense? I hope so! I’m always looking for myths to bust, so, if you know of one and would like to to see a graphic made about it let me know!

Light Weight + High Reps: Where Women Get It Wrong . It is incredibly common for me to have conversations with women in which they say something to the effect of, “I want to do high reps and light weight so I can “tone” up”. . I get it, (most) women don’t want to look like bodybuilders. The great news, though, is that you’re not going to look like a bodybuilder unless you work really hard to and train like a bodybuilder! . Lifting light using high reps is fine — IF… . -The weight is still challenging at the end of each set -You don’t have s fictional cap weight not to surpass (I.e, 12lbs) -You understand theres nothing wrong with lifting heavy and using lower reps . Use this rep range to build muscular endurance, gain lean mass and to drop body fat. . But, its very important to understand that if you do less than 12 reps while lifting heavier that you’re going to be just fine. In fact, you’ll probably feel like a badass while doing it! Every woman I have ever worked with ends up lifting heavier and for fewer reps than they ever thought they would and not one time has one of them came to me pissed about looking like a bodybuilder or being to bulky. :) . At the end of the day, getting bulky and gaining mass will only happen if you’re eating more calories than you burn. . Still want to lift light and do high reps? Great! Just keep in mind that “light” os relative and individual for every person. Don’t pigeon hole yourself into doing 15 reps with 10lbs when you could have done 15 reps with 20lbs. . Make sense? I hope so! I’m always looking for myths to bust, so, if you know of one and would like to to see a graphic made about it let me know!

Light Weight + High Reps: Where Women Get It Wrong
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It is incredibly common for me to have conversations with women in which they say something to the effect of, “I want to do high reps and light weight so I can “tone” up”.
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I get it, (most) women don’t want to look like bodybuilders. The great news, though, is that you’re not going to look like a bodybuilder unless you work really hard to and train like a bodybuilder!
.
Lifting light using high reps is fine — IF…
.
-The weight is still challenging at the end of each set
-You don’t have s fictional cap weight not to surpass (I.e, 12lbs)
-You understand theres nothing wrong with lifting heavy and using lower reps
.
Use this rep range to build muscular endurance, gain lean mass and to drop body fat.
.
But, its very important to understand that if you do less than 12 reps while lifting heavier that you’re going to be just fine. In fact, you’ll probably feel like a badass while doing it! Every woman I have ever worked with ends up lifting heavier and for fewer reps than they ever thought they would and not one time has one of them came to me pissed about looking like a bodybuilder or being to bulky. :)
.
At the end of the day, getting bulky and gaining mass will only happen if you’re eating more calories than you burn.
.
Still want to lift light and do high reps? Great! Just keep in mind that “light” os relative and individual for every person. Don’t pigeon hole yourself into doing 15 reps with 10lbs when you could have done 15 reps with 20lbs.
.
Make sense? I hope so! I’m always looking for myths to bust, so, if you know of one and would like to to see a graphic made about it let me know!

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