“She looks like a man”
“Too much muscle”
“Ew. You can see her veins”
[Photo on the left]
“WOW! You look amazing!”
“Nice job, keep up the work!”
[Photo on the right]
Ok. Stop✋🏽. Let’s straighten a few things out real fast.
1) both of these are me. What a lot of people don’t see is the different ways you can flex your muscle, and look a lot different. (i.e. flexing to see every muscle vs. sucking in and getting that “bikini body shape”).
2) SO MANY WOMEN I TALK TO ARE SCARED OF WEIGHTS! More people need to talk about how DIFFICULT it is to put on muscle. How HARD it is to be consistent enough to grow. How much DISCIPLINE it takes to eat healthy to be able to see the muscle you grow.
You don’t just touch a dumbbell and suddenly you’re a ripped, veiny, muscled half girl half dude looking thing🙄. I’ve been lifting (heavy) weights for years now. And it’s not until NOW, that I know what I’m doing, how to eat, how to grow- have I been able to put on muscle.
3) you can NOT decide how your body will grow. I’m going to repeat that because it’s important. You can NOT decide how your body will grow. I want to punch the people who say “you can grow your butt to be huge without growing your thighs at all” right in the face. You are spewing misinformation and you need to stop. Your body and how it develops muscle, carries fat, etc., is not up to you! You cant target areas of your body to lose weight! Do as many ab exercises as you want, but without proper nutrition and doing full body exercise you will NEVER get a six pack.
Moral of all of this? It takes a LONG TIME to grow muscle. There are different ways of flexing/lighting to give your body a different shape. You cant just target 1 area of your body to improve-you need to incorporate a total body, healthy lifestyle.
So the next time you see someone comment “too much muscle” on a photo, remember how much hard work and dedication they went through to get to that point. Don’t belittle people’s passions and work✌🏽
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