My fitness journey is the long game. It is not a quick, short-term, in and out thing I am doing. It is for life.
And. I. Love. It!
Last week I had a few people message me and ask me what my arm day program looked like. I was very flattered and so excited that others are seeing my gains, but it really got me thinking. The arm routine I am doing today did not make these arms.
Everything I have been doing for the last THREE YEARS made these arms!
I have heard many people, women especially, say they want to look "toned". Well, that means there has to be muscle. If there is not muscle there will not be a toned look.
And, how does that happen? LIFT HEAVY WEIGHTS!!!
During COVID and working out from home:
I am lucky to have the home gym set up that I do. Very blessed. It has grown piece by piece as things have come back in stock, etc...(started with a treadmill, a weight set and inexpensive bench and that is it).
I am not lifting as heavy b/c I simply do not have the weights, so I am doing a LOT more reps. I can't wait for companies to get more items in stock!!! I am in need of a real barbell and bumper plates. The last time I was at the gym I maxed out my dead-lifts at 205 for 3 reps....I miss those heavy weights. I max out at a whopping 87 pounds now, but I am making it work!!
Please remember - it takes time! LOTS OF TIME to build muscle. I have read that big time body builders only build something along the lines of a MAX of 5 pounds of muscle each year. Put that into perspective....it takes a LONG time to see those "toned" muscles.