This is @sarahschollathlete
.. She is an elite Crossfitter & teaches us something critical about female physique development. In the last 10 years we have been able to watch as huge numbers of women develop athletic physiques including six packs.
The biggest trend has been the explosion of metabolic conditioning workouts like #Crossfit
& others. These workouts integrate cardio & weight training into one workout often foregoing any traditional cardio in favor of fast paced (as in short rests) weight training.
This workout style is very demanding metabolically. It creates what I call “the Bs & Hs,” breathless, burning, heavy & heat. Think pushing a heavy wheel barrow up hill, chopping wood or a max-effort tug-o-war and you have some idea of what it feels like.
These workouts elicit a large human growth hormone response (HGH), which women may release more of during workouts compared to men. The result is a very lean & tight female physique. Just take a look at some of the other top level female CrossFit athletes & you will see what this style of training can do.
Of course many women will say, “but I don’t want to look that muscular?” Of course, I get that. But that’s a lot like saying I don’t need an F18 fighter jet to get me from New York City to Boston. But you also don’t want to peddle a Big Wheel there either. Your current workouts are the Big Wheel in this example. (Note Sarah is extreme. Most women could not look like this if they tried.)
You don’t need to train exactly like these women to get the lean look you want, but you sure as hell will benefit from incorporating a lot of what they are doing. Heavy weight training that makes you grit your teeth & strain. All out reps that make your muscles burn. Pushing your body to the point of breathlessness where you are bent over gasping for breath. Pure Barre, Zumba, & yoga simply can’t do this!!!!
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