Lift Heavy, Often

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2018 vs 2012

•Lifting heavy 5-6 days a week vs light weights, high reps, huge super sets

•Mom of two kiddos vs no kids

I’ve always lead an active lifestyle. In high school I played basketball and softball, dabbled in track and cross country. That lead to hitting the weight room at Ball State University, but that was mostly to check out the guys and do ridiculous amounts of cardio. No training program, no goals, no sense of direction. BUT I did enjoy that environment and knew that I wanted to get serious but wasn’t sure where to start.

I met Brian in 2005 and he was training for his first bodybuilding show. He encouraged me to start pushing some actual weights around. And yes, I had that image in my head that “omg, I’m going to get huge, bulky man muscles😱”

Fast forward to 2008, we’re engaged and move out to St.Louis for him to pursue his goal of becoming a doctor. We met an amazing group of friends who loved being outdoors just as much as us. We camped a bunch and discovered rock climbing, mountain biking and the slack line. We were lifting at the gym 4-5 days a week. I was doing light weight, high reps and giant super sets while also training for a half marathon that we finished in 2010.

We moved back to Indy in 2012. I continued to lift and mountain bike and when I got pregnant I stuck with my weight training and lifted all the way up to my due date. I got back in the gym as soon as I could and started working with a personal trainer and lifting heavy at the start of 2014.

Bottom line, don’t be afraid to go heavy and don’t let the fear of getting “bulky” hold you back!!

If you want help starting a lifting routine, get ahold of me: chels@indymuscle.com