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)
Katarina Johnson Thompson – Pentathlon (Team GB – Our very own scouser)
Morgan Lake Athletics (Team GB)
Morgan Mitchell Track and Field
Jessica-Ennis Athletics (TEAM GB)
Morghan King Weightlifting
Allison Stoke Pole Vaulter
Jacqueline Carvalho Volleyball
Allyson Felix Track and Field USA
Leryn-Franco – Javelin-Thrower-
Natasha Hastings Track and Field
Deajah Stevens Track & Field
Christina Vukicevic, track and field (Norway)
Darya Klishina Long Jumper
Michelle Jenneke Track & Field
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>>
STRONG IS THE NEW SKINNY!
Below you can find a sample of what one of our strength workouts look like for our members.
|Time to complete||EXERCISE||SETS||REPS|
|15 MIN||A1||BB BACK SQUAT||6||8|
|10 MIN||B1||DB SPLIT SQUAT RIGHT||4||12|
|x||B2||DB SPLIT SQUAT LEFT||4||12|
|5-10 MIN||C1||DB OVERHEAD PRESS||5||6-8 reps|
|5-10 MIN||D1||UNDERHAND PULLDOWNS||5||8-10 reps|
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