Do you suffer from strength denial?
Strength denial is running rampant throughout the country. It affects people of all ages, shapes and sizes, and it’s the leading cause of no progress in gyms all over the world.
How do you know if you’re suffering from strength denial?
- Do you think lifting weights will make you bulky?
- Do you think you should only lift light weights in order to tone your body?
- Do you think you should avoid squats?
- Do you think that you need cardio machines to lose body fat?
If you answered yes to any of these, you may be suffering from a debilitating case of strength denial. What should you do? Consult a professional.
At Quarter Deck Athletics in downtown Buffalo, N.Y., our gym is dedicated to helping clients achieve their goals, and one way we do that is through daily strength training. Many of our clients compete in CrossFit; therefore, we design our workouts to make them strong but at the lightest weight possible. We are not interested in making anyone look or feel bulky. We want you to be strong, confident and capable of moving your body well through space. That includes being able to lift weights.
Unfortunately, there is a great deal of misinformation out about what works and what doesn’t in the world of fitness. Think about this: How many men try to get big muscles? How many men go to the gym on a regular basis with the intention of getting bigger? How many are successful?
There is a formula to getting “big,” and that is to progressively overload your body with low to moderate rep ranges over long periods (months and years) while consuming an excess of calories that would provide the necessary nutrients and energy to lay down muscle. This would also include isolation of body parts, measured rest periods and appropriate supplementation.
You won’t find that at QDA. You may gain some muscle, but guess what? Muscle is one third the size of fat! That means a pound of fat is three times the size as a pound of muscle.
At QDA, many people have overcome their cases of strength denial and are now capable of so many things in life – like opening jars without help, taking all of the groceries into the house in one trip, feeling confident and strong, and deadlifting twice their body weight.
Strength denial is serious. Please share this with someone who needs help!