Do you need to spend a lot time and effort on building muscle? Yes and no. I know it isn’t what you wanted to hear, but let’s dive deeper. The biggest concerns I’ve encountered when training clients (especially women) are time and the fear of being bulky.
First of all, I totally understand if you find that time is the biggest obstacle. As home and work obligations loom daily, setting aside time for you seems more of a luxury than a requirement. In order to feel better and be able to live a long life, it is important that you take care of yourself. And the great news is that you don’t need to spend all day at the gym to reap the rewards.
If you are worried that building muscle will make your look bulky let’s clear up the confusion and examine the differences between muscle hypertrophy, strength, and hormones.
Muscles that grow in size as a result of specific variables such as training with a lower intensity, and/or a higher volume (more days, shorter periods of rest ranging between 1-2 minutes). Hypertrophy training is often performed in “splits” or upper and lower body alternating routines, for…