ABOUT THIS ...
Challenge the status quo- ladies, sometimes it’s not about being in a calorie deficit.
In our modern world, there is a false narrative that women are supposed to eat less, lift light, and do ton’s of cardio over, eating like a normal human and progressive resistance training- becos they’ll look like a bodybuilder overnight if they touch anything above 10lbs, or something like that.
Furthermore, some females feel the need to fit the societal standards for what is deemed as ‘beauty’. This can lead down a negative path of severe calorie restriction and a decreased quality of living in hopes of chasing 'the perfect' look. I think this is so silly and a toxic way of thinking. Beauty comes in many forms and there are other qualities beyond someone's physical appearance that make them beautiful.
Sometimes it’s not about eating less and doing more.
Oftentimes, it’s about eating enough to fuel performance/recovery, identifying specific goals with your body composition, or performance and enjoying your training! In many cases, eating at maintenance calories while having a structured system to help you achieve your goals will place you in a better position to allow body recomposition to occur. My client Karla is a perfect example for this. 140lbs in both pictures, but the changes in her body composition speak for themselves.⠀
What goals do you have?
Want a better bum? (common goal for many females)
The foundation will always be:
🔹Setting up your exercises properly
🔹Standardizing your movement execution
🔹Using a full range of motion for the target tissue
🔹Progressive overload (there are other variables outside of LOAD that one can progress through)
These are just a few general variables to take into account when it comes to having goals OUTSIDE OF being constantly fixated on your external appearance and trying to cardio the jiggle away- and in my opinion, the above is PLENTY enough to focus on for a few MONTHS. Changes will come with time, given you’re applying the appropriate level of intent and effort toward your goals. Remember that taking care of your health, nutrition, training, is a form of self-respect! So respek yo' self!