oh man this is frustrating! so im trying to help a friend of mine “tighten” up a bit. a girl. 22yr/old, 5’6", 138lbs. not fat by any means.
anyway, ive given her workout advice several times. about two months ago i had her doing CW’s “sexy female training”…which she started “tweaking” about 3 weeks in, and eventually guit it altogether. frustrating!
now we are going away in two weeks so shes finally decided to get into the gym. on her return to the gym today she spent some time jogging on the treadmill and then did circuit training. all fine as far as im concerned i guess, and its great that shes back in the gym.
but then she did it: she tells me that her dad told her that high reps and low weight will “tone” her up. i then simply told her that it was not true. her response was that she wanted me to provide written proof that it wasnt true. yup, frustrating.
so hes 52yr/o, 5’10", 250lbs- not of muscle. has never had even a slightly impressive build, nor has he ever been a lifter.
im 22yr/o, started lifting seriously at 150ish lbs, was 220lbs at my highest, currently 198ish, at 5’9". and i read T-Nation!
but, 30 years ago he was a P.E. major in college, and hes now a gym teacher, so obviously his knowledge is superior.
anyway…this isnt an argument between her dad and i. what im looking for is this “written” proof. i know that ive read on here so many times about how that high-rep stuff is BS and it doesnt make you more toned than low reps. i simply dont remember where ive read it. so, if anyone can throw articles my way, itd help save me some time.