A lot of my female clients think every day should be leg day.
They’ll happily squat, leg press and lunge all day, but avoid chin ups and chest press whenever they can.
It makes sense for a few reasons:
#1 Fine motor requirements
Upper bodies have more small muscles and joints with wider ranges of motion that require much finer motor control than the lower body.
#2 Booty prioritization
Because developed glutes look great and improve athletic performance, they’re often a big training focus.
What it means:
Limited time and energy often means that you can’t train all body parts as intensely as you want all the time and you have to prioritize.
#3 Sweat goals
Many women have weaker upper bodies and can’t produce as much power as they can with their lower body.
Despite all of this—I firmly believe that everyone must train upper and lower body regularly.
I work closely with each client to understand their vision and to build a program that will sculpt their dream physique. Sometimes though, clients are surprised by certain aspects of their training.
Most women who come to me for personal training have a very specific idea of how they would like to look. A lot of times, that means building a booty, creating shapely legs, and generally toning up.
They’re surprised that training upper body is key to getting there. Here’s why:
#1 Full body training is most effective for fat loss
#2 Look toned and fit
Katrina, who you can see in the picture above, had never trained before coming to me a few months ago. The more she’s increased the weight she lifts, the more her body has changed.
#3 A strong upper body lets you target your lower body
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