How often are you pushing your strength? Think about it..
In our classes, in your own weight lifting, on your own… how often are you pushing this – your strength? This comes up a lot in our group classes when someone (male or female, doesn’t matter) will say to me, “Should we be doing this much weight? …I’m going to get hurt… This weight is going to smash and fall on my head.” And in all this time, over ten years of training, I’ve never had a client do that. Does it mean that it is impossible from happening? No, it doesn’t. But I just wonder why do we always go to that space? Why do we always say, “Oh, if this happens… or oh I’m going to get hurt.”
That’s how you get STRONGER!
You get stronger by pushing increasingly more weight each week or every couple of weeks. And again, like we’ve said in other blogs, you can push it more and you can pull it back too on some weeks… but if you don’t push those strength limits then you’re going to get older, more frail, and your body is never going to change its composition. It will always be the same.
So, think about it, why would you not push yourself to be stronger all the time? That makes no sense! And I don’t want to hear more about, especially from women pushing weight, “I’m going to have these big strong muscles and arms.” You’re not going to be that way!
If you lift progressively more weight every single week, you are probably going to be lean, mean, and looking fit. It is medically and physically impossible for women to look this way. We show our female clients between ages 12 to 62 how when they lift more weight, their body composition actually becomes lower, they feel better, have less injuries and are better off with that… so you’re NOT going to be bulky women.
And then guys, “Oh well, you know, I can’t do this. I hurt my shoulder.” That’s what we hear a lot… GO TO A DOCTOR. GO see somebody to help.
The key here is to continually push yourself each week to grow stronger and make progress. Because if you’re not pushing to better yourself week by week, then what are you striving for?