I’m training a client who is preparing for a beauty pageant and is also trying out to be an NFL cheerleader. I don’t deal with any of the dance aspects for cheer leading, but I train her to increase her endurance and get the aesthetic aspects for the beauty pageant.
I know that the best thing to do is have her squat and deadlift, but she will frequently ask me “is the gonna make me bulk up?”
I’ve told her repeatedly that it won’t, but I’m trying to figure out a way to explain it that unless she uses drugs, she will be fine. I thought about telling her about professional women athletes who lift, but the only one I could think of was Serena Williams, which probably won’t help my case.
Also, I’ve heard some women say they think that female pro athletes are too big, I think they’re nuts, but I have heard it. Any idea how I can explain this to her to try and get her to buy in to the program?