I recently noticed that I now have 50+ followers, which absolutely blows my mind. I honestly didn’t expect to get this many, this fast, especially with zero advertisement. I really can’t thank you hip cats enough for the support, corny and cliche as that sounds. I truly appreciate it.
One thing I noticed is that a healthy portion of my followers are women. Clearly, since they’re digging the writing of Caliber Winfield, they’re clearly insanely brilliant, with impeccable taste. Really though, what I wanted to talk about is how great it is to see women hitting the weights. For years and years I’ve heard women say they don’t want to lift weights because they don’t want to get bulky, as if doing 3 sets of 10 with 50lbs on a chest-press machine is gonna turn them into Ronnie Coleman or something.
For those that don’t train with weights, lemme tell you, you aren’t going to get bulky unless you absolutely pursue it with unstoppable determination and some hormone therapy. Most women can’t look big unless they hop on the drugs, so you clearly don’t have to worry about it. What happens when you lift is that you become toned, you get healthy, shapely muscle, and are instantly a bad-ass.
You aren’t going to become vascular, and instantly loss your butt and chest. Instead, those very things become more enhanced, and as you age, tend to defy the laws of gravity without any help from a surgeon. You don’t have to worry about “if I hit the weights, people are gonna laugh at me because I don’t have abs and can’t lift very much” that so many, both guys & girls, seem to fuss over. No one in the gym laughs at anyone, unless they’re some pompous jack-ass that thinks they’re Mr. Olympia. Anyone who is trying to better themselves is instantly respected in the gym.
Besides, most guys don’t want a girl to have abs. A flat stomach is just fine, but you do not need to be cut-up by any means. One of the big reasons we find it sexy that you lift is because of the dedication behind it. It’s very easy to be a cardio bunny. But it’s difficult to truly kick-ass at weightlifting. It requires trial & error, program development, practicing form, tracking progress, time, dedication, and a slew of other things we find hot.
So, if you’re thinking about hitting the weights, then by all means please give it a shot. I think you’ll find it a hell of a lot more rewarding than just standing on that boring elliptical machine for 30 minutes.
For those that are already hitting the weights, then I salute you, as you’re all bad-asses.
Alrighty, let’s get it.
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