Every woman needs to work on getting big heavy curves.

Trust me, once you have big heavy curves, you will have more confidence than you ever imagined possible.

Having big heavy curves doesn’t mean you have to be unhealthy or unattractive.

That’s because there’s a way to achieve large and heavy curves without compromising your health. In fact, this will seriously upgrade your health.

As a writer, I love to play on words. And that’s what I just did, because the “heavy curves” that all women should have are shown below.

That’s right: the big curves of a heavy weightlifting plate.

The heaviest standard metal weight plate at most gyms and health clubs weighs 45 pounds.

Some gyms carry heavier plates, and plates come in different styles.

Why Women Should Work on Having These “Big Heavy Curves”

Once a woman has gotten so strong that she regularly hoists around the 45 pound plates to load equipment – she will have achieved tremendous self-respect and confidence.

Finally deciding to wear a bikini at the beach will never, ever, ever hold a flame to the kind of self-confidence and “self-love” that training your body to lift heavy weights will produce.

If you’re sick of having a squishy, mushy looking body, then start strength training – and seriously.

This doesn’t mean you have to spend tons of time in the gym.

It means employ progressive resistance and embrace the feeling of kicking your butt to complete a heavy set.

What is progressive resistance?

It means that your goal, over time, is to keep increasing the amount of weight you lift.

What are the best exercises?

• Deadlift, bent-over dumbbell row, seated row, lat pull-down
• Squat (barbell across back, dumbbells or kettlebells at shoulders)
• Leg press, weighted walking lunge
• Bench press, incline barbell or dumbbell press
• Standing overhead press, heavy ball overhead press

How heavy should women lift?

What’s heavy is relative. One woman’s heaviest set could be another woman’s warmup.

For example, a woman may be barely able to deadlift 135 pounds a few times, while another woman may be doing 8 x 135 as a warmup.

Women who are strong enough to regularly use the 45 pound plates for a variety of exercises almost never have a squishy looking body.

They may be plus size, but at the same time, they look firm and trained, rather than mushy, lumpy and jiggly.

Plus size women are told by body positive influencers to embrace their curves.

Rather than flaunting your body’s curves for bikini pictures – which sends the message that women can be mindless ornaments at any size – you should be flexing your muscles at the gym as you train like a warrior. There just is no better way to gain confidence and boost your self-love.

Lorra Garrick is a former personal trainer certified by the American Council on Exercise. At Bally Total Fitness she trained clients of all ages for fat loss, muscle building, fitness and improved health. 

 

 

 

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