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Kayla Mossuto
Kayla Mossuto
08:31 16 Jan 19
Can't recommend highly enough - Body Reflexion... have made it so easy to return to exercise after bubs. Great people, great atmosphere and great results :)read more
Kate Carroll
Kate Carroll
11:15 19 Dec 18
Chloe and Andrew are fantastic, lovely,... supportive, down to earth people that understand what individuals need. I joined the supermums class to work on getting some of my fitness and core strength back after having a baby. Since joining, I have enjoyed every minute of the sessions (even the tough ones!!). Chloe has been amazing. She is friendly, caring, supportive and as a beautiful bonus, she loves all of us bringing our baby's along to the class. It is an awesome and fun perk to have my baby with me as I workout. I have never felt so welcome and comfortable in a gym, which I attribute to Chloe and Andrew's approach to their passion for fitness and their desire to help others achieve their best. Thanks guys, you rock!!!read more
Alex Lough
Alex Lough
02:15 13 Dec 18
After having my first child, I wanted to work on... strengthening my body back to where it was, and a friend suggested we try the Supermums class at Body Reflexion Health & Fitness. I am so thankful that she did! Chloe and Andrew have built a fantastic community. The environment is warm and friendly, and the fact that children are welcome at the Supermums class is a wonderful perk (and entertaining!). Not only is it a supportive environment, but I feel stronger and healthier from being a part of the classes. I encourage any mums in the area to give it a go!read more
Tara Paige
Tara Paige
02:14 31 May 18
If you’re after a supportive friendly... atmosphere this is the place for you. Body Refexion has a lot to offer from personal weight training, high intensity circuit training, nutrition causes to Super Mums class that is a low impact body weight class that you can bring you child to. Highly recommend you go for a free consultation 👍read more
Melissa Holford
Melissa Holford
08:47 31 Mar 18
Great PT’s in a supportive & friendly... environment. Andrew & Chloe really know what they are talking about, I love the results I’ve achieved so far. If you are looking to train with experienced, knowledgeable trainers & with members who are motivated to achieve results in a private space that is not your run of the mill gym then Body Reflexion is the place for you.read more
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Don’t get too bulky!

“Don’t get too bulky”! “My body doesn’t respond well to weights!”

There was a time when I was covering this subject  on a daily basis.  Many gym goers, old and new. The subject of training with “weights” seemed to raise a lot of fear.

Thankfully, this stigma is actually dying an overdue death. It is, however still a fear held by many.  It certainly doesn’t help when there are industry personalities seeking to sell their online programs by tapping into that fear.

 

Let’s fire off some of the facts.

✔️Women produce barely 1/6 of the testosterone that men do. Manliness is all in the hormones 😉

✔️ A widely accepted fact is, once you reach your 30’s onwards, you lose lean muscle tissue. In fact you can expect to lose 6-7kg of muscle between the ages of 30-60! Left unchecked, this process continues to accelerate and is associated with a host of ageing characteristics and a heightened risk of many illnesses.

✔️ 60% of the energy you burn every day is consumed to keep your muscle tissue alive and functioning. Less muscle = less energy consumed.

✔️ “Tone” You may have already guessed, is muscle. The only way to change your shape is to increase the size of muscle. More muscle and less fat, gives you tone.

Muscle = tone and shape

Only 2 Weights sessions per week helped Carolynn completely transform her body shape.

 

Ok but what if my body shape isn’t the same as others? What if I personally got bigger when I used weights? There are some answers for you.

  1. Bone structure and length can mean some people carry their body fat better than others. What this means is, they’re carrying much more fat than they realise and don’t have nearly as much muscle as they think. Looking strong doesn’t mean you have muscle. “Shape” isn’t always a foregone conclusion. Weight training can work wonders for these body shapes, as we’ve seen in the gym before.
  2. The “trade off effect” intensifies. We tend to reward ourselves for exercise or perhaps use it to offset poor choices over the weekend. With weight training being quite intense, this can and often does go to a new level. You’re only burning 300-400 calories in a session so this is a habit that must be controlled if you wish to change your body shape.
  3. High reps, low weight and no progression isn’t weight training. It’s not FIRE. It’s cardio in disguise. Some cardio is fantastic for results and is essential to achieve a transformation. Too much however, may be detrimental to results. These classes can also develop imbalances in posture and shape.
  4. The devils in the food detail. Whatever keeps you on track and in control of those little habits, will get you results.

Time to put that myth to the sword once and for all.

That’s why we love lifting and why it can be the closest thing to the fountain of youth! Get stronger to get leaner 😉💪

 

Andrew Emmett

MP Transformation Specialist

 

For heaps more information on the science of body transformations, checkout these recommended articles from mpbody.com

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