Building Muscle is not about looking “bulky”:
Most people think that lifting weights is just for building muscle or “toning up.”
I’m going to reveal a few super SIMPLE tricks you can use so your workouts instantly “target” the fat on your sagging arms and help you burn off those love handles that are hanging over your waistline.
These are legitimate methods that Hollywood Celebs use to burn off fat with weights and resistance training.
And guess what?
NOBODY ever talks about this building muscle stuff.
And yet it’s the most effective way for building muscle to maintain leanness
and program your body to be a long term fat-burner.
So, let’s get started – shall we?
2 Easy Exercise Tricks to AVOID the “Bulky” Look
(and burn more stubborn fat)
One of the biggest myths about fat loss and fitness is that lifting heavy weights will make you “bulky.”
So do yourself and favor and keep an open mind about this unique approach…
And burn this in your brain forever: You should be afraid of not having enough muscle rather than having too much.
More muscle = more fat loss and a healthy metabolism.
Let me quickly explain so you “get it.”
Remember, muscle burns calories while you’re at rest. This muscle is what gives
you the lean-toned celebrity look and sexy curves without the bulk. That’s because building muscle raises your resting metabolic rate BIG TIME, which causes you to burn more calories 24 hours a day.
So you’ll burn more calories sitting at your desk all day or while you’re on the couch…
even while you’re sleeping.
So always remember:
You Need MORE Muscle NOT Less.
The “old school” talk of building muscle with low reps and then cutting with high reps
is simply not necessary, effective OR desirable in today’s day and age.
In fact, it’s steadily becoming obsolete for those of us who desire sexy curves and lean muscle definition.
And when you apply the strategies below, you’ll NEVER have to worry about the “bulky” look.
If the bodybuilder “look” is what you’re after, you’ve landed in the wrong spot.
However, I do respect bodybuilders very much because they originated much of what I’ve learned and refined to specifically target fat loss over the years.
And using – or at least mimicking their philosophies can be unbelievably effective in helping you achieve the look you desire.
Truth be told, it’s impossible to get bulked up like professional bodybuilders without drugs. And anybody who is afraid of “bulking up” with weight training or strength training has been misinformed.
With the approach I’ll be showing you over the next few days, you’ll be able to achieve the lean toned “Hollywood” type of look by building muscle– WITHOUT all the surgery. 😉
Building Muscle does not mean looking “bulky”
And – YES, you can add a significant amount of muscle without being a meathead. In fact, it should be one of your top priorities.
And if you’re afraid of lifting too “heavy” and you just circuit train or meander around doing 3 sets of 10 to 15 reps of this or that, you’re not building muscle, you’re pretty much wasting your time.
In fact, here’s what happens when you don’t lift heavy enough weight…
If you start out with an apple or pear shaped type of body and all you do is try to eat healthy and do normal slow-go cardio or aerobics (or even just intervals), you’ll just burn up muscle and end up looking like a “smaller” apple or pear.
Additionally, you’ll have with no muscle tone and no real lasting change in your metabolism so you can KEEP the weight off.
(B-T-W…THIS is what creates “rebound” weight gain)
Here is a fascinating real life example of why you should lift a little on the “heavier” side and make strength training and weight training a permanent part of your life…
I intentionally used these two pictures above because I personally know who both these people are. They completed the same body transformation contest I did.
And guess what?
They both lifted heavy weights. Of course they did it based on their personal strength and current level of fitness…but that’s what creates the biggest change.
I’m not telling you to lift like a bodybuilder. Just lift HEAVIER than you are right now.
2 Tricks You Can Use to Lift Heavier and Burn More Fat (without the “bulk”)
1. Every time you go to pick a weight for an exercise, change it and go five to ten pounds heavier. Trust me, you can do it. I’ve done it over and over and over again with my male and female clients and every time, without fail, they say, “Wow, I didn’t think I could lift that much!”
If you’re using your bodyweight then jump higher, pick a heavier dumbbell or increase the difficulty of the exercise.
2. If you’re targeting 10 reps and you pick a weight you can do 15 to 20 times, you’re NOT going heavy enough! Pick a weight that you know will bring you to failure (or close to it) when you hit your 10th (or whatever your target is) rep.
THIS is what’s going to help you build muscle, burn MORE stubborn fat and create a visual change in your muscle tone and definition.
Adopt this belief system now for a leaner, sexier, toned-defined body:
You should NEVER be worried about bulking up or having too much muscle.
If you’re still afraid of “bulking up” or getting thicker from lifting heavy, I’ll reveal a lot more throughout this series on lifting weights for fat loss that will make you drop this false belief like a bad habit.
Yes, lifting heavier is going to hurt more and require more effort but…
Remember: PAIN IS JUST WEAKNESS LEAVING THE BODY. 🙂
Look out for Part 2 of this series on building muscle coming your way tomorrow.
In the meantime, if you’d like to use methods directly from a Pro Fitness Model, that will legitimately make your abs POP, just check out this dirt cheap system from the Skinny Guy Savior, Vince Delmonte:
Your friend and coach,