Phoenix Mercury strength & conditioning coach Ben Hadley discusses ways to lift weights to tone muscle without getting too bulky.
Women are sometimes intimidated by lifting weights. They are afraid that they might get too big or too bulky. Let me tell you the difference between bulk lifting and toning. Bulk lifting is typically high weight, low repetitions, but long rest periods. Toning is typically low weight, high repetitions and short rest periods. So ladies, if you are looking to get toned, what you want to do is lift light weight, do high repetitions and shorten your rest periods.
About Ben Hadley:
Strength and conditioning coach Ben Hadley is in his fourth season with the Mercury administering strength and performance training as well as preventative therapy. Hadley joined the Mercury with a wealth of experience in strength training including the owner of Sgt. Hadley’s Fitness Boot Camp. Prior to joining the Mercury he spent four years with the Marine Corps as a physical fitness trainer and martial arts instructor. He has also spent four years as an exercise and wellness student at Arizona State University.