WORKOUT MYTH: You don’t have to “feel the burn” to tone up! Y’all, it's true! The most critical factor in toning up and building muscle is NOT if you “feel the burn."
One critical factor in toning up is increasing the MECHANICAL TENSION with your muscles! Mechanical Tension is the force when you stretch your muscles. You can increase the tension in your muscles by increasing the EFFORT you exert in your workouts, as well as your time under tension!
You can do this by…
People often “feel the burn” and immediately stop the exercise, thinking they’ve done enough. But if you push through the discomfort and exert yourself more, that's where the magic happens.
The "burning feeling" can be distracting! It can fool you into thinking you’re getting a great workout in, but it’s not actually indicative of muscle toning.
(Y'all, this is why barre or spin classes can be so appealing! But it rarely-to-never leads to the toning up that people desire!)
So if you’re the type of person who…
You may need some support in increasing the effort and mechanical tension in your workouts! This is exactly what we customize for our clients. As well as ensuring clients are progressively overloading their muscles and eating adequately for their goals.
If you want to go to a restaurant, order whatever you want, and NOT leave feeling gross, bloated & guilty about what you ate… I'm here to tell you, THAT IS POSSIBLE! The answer is here.