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Lift heavy, even if you're not trying to gain By Sarah Enouen

"Heavy lifting won't make you bulk up!" We are hearing a lot of this phrase these days. Which is good, because it's true. But some people are still skeptical about it being true.

Why is it true? There is more than one component to gaining size. Lifting is a big component to that, but nutrition is just as important. The amount of food that we eat plays a major role in how big or small we are. If you want to gain 10 lbs of muscle, you have to feed your body enough extra food (calories) to make that happen. Our bodies can't make something out of nothing. 3,500 calories is the equivalent of one pound, whether losing or gaining. So to add 1 pound of muscle, you have to consume an additional 3,500 calories in your diet.

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What will heavy lifting do to your body with your current diet plan? Lifting heavy and not adding extra calories to your diet will change your body composition which will change your metabolism, strengthen your muscles, and give you the definition you are really looking for. If you are just starting a weight training program, you are going to gain some muscle. As this is happening, you will most likely be losing fat at the same time. This is because you are changing your body composition to a higher percent of muscle. Don't worry about the scale here, take measurements. That initial muscle gain and fat loss could show the scale is not moving, but you are losing inches. This is a good thing. The more muscle your body has, the higher your resting metabolic rate is. You burn more just sitting there! As you continue with your weight training, you will notice gains in strength, in that you are able to lift more. This is where seeing real definition in  areas of your body that didn't have it before comes in. It's also where your friends start saying, "Wow! You look amazing! What are you doing??"

So to sum it up, go big or go home. Well, don't go home, just throw some more weight on. :)

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LAST CHANCE for $89/month bootcamp rate! | Austin TX Bootcamp Studio

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Monday is the last opportunity for new members to take advantage of the $89/month unlimited bootcamp rate, y'all!! If you're already a member paying that ridiculously low price, that won't change for you! BUT if you aren't a member yet, or if you are and have friends who you think would like to take advantage, NOW is the time! As of 4/1, that membership rate will no longer be available...so get on it!!!


SUPER AWESOME REFERRAL PROGRAM

MEMBERS::: Remember to have your friends let us know that YOU sent them in to sign up, or better yet, bring them in yourself! Doing so will result in a 10% membership discount EVERY month for as long as your referred member stays with us!! There is NO cap on this. Go ahead, I'll pause while you reflect on what I've just said.....

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....that means you can earn a FREEEEE membership! EVEN if you aren't THAT popular of a person...you could still be getting a substantial discount by referring a couple of friends.

Have a friend in mind that might want to try us out? 

Shoot us an email and we will hook you up with a free first-time visitor pass so they can fall in love with us just like you did. And then you can reap the rewards!

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