“DO I NEED TO TRAIN HEAVY TO BUILD MUSCLE?” yes. but also no. but also yes, lol do you need to be obsessed with the amount of lbs you can lift and live in the 1-5 rep range? not exactly.. but will you see muscle growth doing just weighted workout classes or using body weight/band movements only? not likely😶 muscle growth is an adaptation... so when you’re a new trainee you can progress pretty quickly because weightlifting is a foreign activity to your body. but the more advanced you become, the longer you train, those same weights are going to feel lighter, and you’ll need to adjust accordingly. assuming you actually push yourself in the gym, once your workouts feel easy, you’ll naturally gravitate towards the heavier weights. this will provide a greater stimulus than your current one and that’ll prompt GROWTH! similarly, aside from just lifting heavy, there are certain exercise variations that i only started doing this year. at first i could only use light weights and i’d still feel extremely sore afterwards. but over time i adapted; the exercise became easier, and i needed to increase the weight for the same effect. so to sum up... in order to build muscle, you need to continuously challenge yourself. just so happens the best method is with heavy weights. plus who wouldn’t love feeling like a strong badass?🤪 anyway i hope that was helpful! what other questions do you have about training? let me know! @melissakerman melissakerman

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  • “DO I NEED TO TRAIN HEAVY TO BUILD MUSCLE?” yes. but also no. but also yes, lol do you need to be obsessed with the amount of lbs you can lift and live in the 1-5 rep range? not exactly.. but will you see muscle growth doing just weighted workout classes or using body weight/band movements only? not likely😶 muscle growth is an adaptation... so when you’re a new trainee you can progress pretty quickly because weightlifting is a foreign activity to your body. but the more advanced you become, the longer you train, those same weights are going to feel lighter, and you’ll need to adjust accordingly. assuming you actually push yourself in the gym, once your workouts feel easy, you’ll naturally gravitate towards the heavier weights. this will provide a greater stimulus than your current one and that’ll prompt GROWTH! similarly, aside from just lifting heavy, there are certain exercise variations that i only started doing this year. at first i could only use light weights and i’d still feel extremely sore afterwards. but over time i adapted; the exercise became easier, and i needed to increase the weight for the same effect. so to sum up... in order to build muscle, you need to continuously challenge yourself. just so happens the best method is with heavy weights. plus who wouldn’t love feeling like a strong badass?🤪 anyway i hope that was helpful! what other questions do you have about training? let me know!
     “DO I NEED TO TRAIN HEAVY TO BUILD MUSCLE?” yes. but also no. but also yes, lol

do you need to be obsessed with the amount of lbs you can lift and live in the 1-5 rep range? not exactly.. but will you see muscle growth doing just weighted workout classes or using body weight/band movements only? not likely😶

muscle growth is an adaptation... so when you’re a new trainee you can progress pretty quickly because weightlifting is a foreign activity to your body. but the more advanced you become, the longer you train, those same weights are going to feel lighter, and you’ll need to adjust accordingly.

assuming you actually push yourself in the gym, once your workouts feel easy, you’ll naturally gravitate towards the heavier weights. this will provide a greater stimulus than your current one and that’ll prompt GROWTH!

similarly, aside from just lifting heavy, there are certain exercise variations that i only started doing this year. at first i could only use light weights and i’d still feel extremely sore afterwards. but over time i adapted; the exercise became easier, and i needed to increase the weight for the same effect.

so to sum up... in order to build muscle, you need to continuously challenge yourself. just so happens the best method is with heavy weights. plus who wouldn’t love feeling like a strong badass?🤪 anyway i hope that was helpful! what other questions do you have about training? let me know!

    “DO I NEED TO TRAIN HEAVY TO BUILD MUSCLE?” yes. but also no. but also yes, lol

    do you need to be obsessed with the amount of lbs you can lift and live in the 1-5 rep range? not exactly.. but will you see muscle growth doing just weighted workout classes or using body weight/band movements only? not likely😶

    muscle growth is an adaptation... so when you’re a new trainee you can progress pretty quickly because weightlifting is a foreign activity to your body. but the more advanced you become, the longer you train, those same weights are going to feel lighter, and you’ll need to adjust accordingly.

    assuming you actually push yourself in the gym, once your workouts feel easy, you’ll naturally gravitate towards the heavier weights. this will provide a greater stimulus than your current one and that’ll prompt GROWTH!

    similarly, aside from just lifting heavy, there are certain exercise variations that i only started doing this year. at first i could only use light weights and i’d still feel extremely sore afterwards. but over time i adapted; the exercise became easier, and i needed to increase the weight for the same effect.

    so to sum up... in order to build muscle, you need to continuously challenge yourself. just so happens the best method is with heavy weights. plus who wouldn’t love feeling like a strong badass?🤪 anyway i hope that was helpful! what other questions do you have about training? let me know!

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