The Rio 2016 Olympics this year has been incredible to watch

The level of discipline and dedication these athletes have is on another level.

And this dedication also shines through their physiques.

This is what happens when you strength train.

(Longer than a couple months of course)

Sure, it might not be for everyone but we’re now living in a society that embraces ‘THE ATHLETIC LOOK’ more so than the ‘curvy look’.

This is probably because the fitness and health industry continues to grow every single year.

People are now more health conscious than ever before.

Gym memberships are only going up!

Let’s also face it…

If we could just click our fingers and instantly look in better shape, we all would.

However you choose to define ‘in shape’ is up to you.

Below we have listed some of the top athletes in Rio 2016 Olympics all with different body shapes and sizes.

At Raise The Bar Liverpool Personal Training we have all our clients and members perform strength training as well as high intensity cardio whilst the nutrition helps with losing body fat.

You can learn more about what we do HERE

We have also listed a general guideline of what exercises you should be doing to achieve ‘THE ATHLETIC LOOK’ at the end of this article.

P.s. I don’t want to hear anything about your age, that is a limitation you set upon yourself and therefore you will never allow yourself to overcome that limitation.

Focus on being better than you were last week. If you do that for a year or two imagine where you could be?

P.p.s. Some people also tend to focus on the negative of posts like these i.e. making them feel bad about their bodies. At RTB we have a community of men and women all different shapes and sizes with different goals. It’s not about making anyone feel bad or a person with abs being ‘better’ than a person without. It’s about empowering one another to achieve your goals, have fun doing so and embrace the journey of health and fitness together as a family. This post is to simply show what’s possible when you focus on strength training.

Emily Diamond Womens Relay (Team GB)

Kelly Massey Athletics (Team GB)

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Katarina Johnson Thompson – Pentathlon (Team GB – Our very own scouser)

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Morgan Lake Athletics (Team GB)

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Morgan Mitchell Track and Field

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Jessica-Ennis Athletics (TEAM GB)

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Morghan King Weightlifting

Morghan King Weightlifting

Allison Stoke Pole Vaulter

allison stoke pole vaulter

Alison Stokke pole vaulter

Jacqueline Carvalho Volleyball

Jacqueline Carvalho volleyball

Allyson Felix Track and Field USA

Allyson Felix Track and Field USA

Leryn-Franco – Javelin-Thrower-

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Natasha Hastings Track and Field

Natasha Hastings track and field

Deajah Stevens Track & FieldDeajah Stevens track

Christina Vukicevic, track and field (Norway)

Christina Vukicevic, track and field (Norway)

Darya Klishina Long Jumper

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Michelle Jenneke Track & Field

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Ingrid De Oliveria – Diving – Brazil

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Ingrid De Oliveria - Diving Brazil

 As you can see all of the women above are not overly muscular and all have ‘toned curves’.

This is something we preach at RTB.

A lot of people will say; ‘Well these women are athletes, I can’t achieve that!’

This is a limiting belief you are placing on yourself.

We have trained 100’s of clients over the last 8 years and some of the best results were achieved by your ‘regular everyday’ people.

I’m talking average Joes and Jane’s transforming to absolute athletes!

AND NO, before you say it… Not by training 7 days a week for 2 hours each time and barely eating!

The majority of our results were achieved by regular working people, training 2-4 days per week and following our flexible eating plan.

SEE THESE INCREDIBLE TRANSFORMATIONS HERE>>
https://www.raisethebarliverpool.com/results/

STRONG IS THE NEW SKINNY!

Below you can find a sample of what one of our strength workouts look like for our members.

WORKOUT 1    
 Time to complete EXERCISESETSREPS
15 MINA1BB BACK SQUAT68
10 MINB1DB SPLIT SQUAT RIGHT412
xB2DB SPLIT SQUAT LEFT412
5-10 MINC1DB OVERHEAD PRESS56-8 reps
5-10 MIND1UNDERHAND PULLDOWNS5 8-10 reps

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