If you're like us, you spend more time than you'd like to admit scrolling through your Instagram feed, admiring people with stories—and bodies—that'll inspire you to bring everything you've got to your workout that day. Here are some of the top female fitness trainers we're crushing on in no particular order and think you'll want to follow, too. Check out the original post here and follow her on Instagram at karinaelle. Check out the original post here and follow her on Instagram at annavictoria. Check out the original post here and follow her on Instagram at paigehathaway.
Weight Lifting Transformation Photos of Women Who Will Inspire You to Lift Heavy | Shape
The authors do not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organisation that would benefit from this article, and have disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond their academic appointment. Much has been written about the unrealistic beauty standards women have been held to. Female actresses, models and TV personalities are overwhelmingly thin, which has had a detrimental effect on the eating habits and self-esteem of countless women. By now, most women are probably aware of the discrepancy between their bodies and the impossibly thin women who appear on TV and in magazines. This disparity was first identified in a study that compared the body weights of regular American women to prominent media figures, Miss America contestants and Playboy centerfolds.
Toss the pink dumbbells and start moving some serious weight. My arms and shoulders actually have visible muscle separation, my glutes are bigger and perkier, and I have real quads," Nichole says. Lifting is the best thing I have ever done for myself. This mom of two went from soft to rock hard, thanks to squats, power cleans, bench presses, and lots of deadlifts.
All photos by Hazel Gaskin. Our bodies are an implausibly miraculous and brilliant gift. Operating in perfect harmony, from heartbeat to pulse and cell division to hormone release, the body maintains life without the need for conscious thought. We are all miracles, whatever shape or form we take. But for some women, simply existing under a soft, thick layer of flesh isn't enough.