The more I think about the widespread fear of heavy lifting, the more I’m convinced it was a plot to keep people weak and fat. Obviously, from this video and the many many examples of tiny but very strong lifters, picking up heavy weight ALONE won’t wantonly pack on size or turn you into something other than a more athletic version of yourself.
“But I just want to lose weight,” you pipe back. And? There isn’t an elite cyclist, runner, yogi or Pilates instructor on earth with better body comp than this powerlifter. She’s got a more shredded upper body than every cardio queen you’ve ever known, but without wasting thousands of hours on repetitive foot pounding (video here: https://www.instagram.com/p/ByU44A6jqhU/).
When you get stronger, you can produce more force. More force equals more work capacity. More work capacity equals getting leaner without ONE extra minute of activity. It’s simple: get the food on point; and stop training to be weaker.