Ugh! I came across this video awhile back that not only had me aghast but barfing all over my desk. I just can’t overstate the ludicrous nature of this “celebrity workout,” which uses baby weights and a nice dose of male condescension.
According to celebrity trainer Steve Moyer, actress Zoe Saldana gets her slim, “toned” body by lifting no more than 3-5 pound weights and a microscopic resistance band. Thankfully, Moyer says Zoe is a “model” client – that is, she does what’s she’s told.
The poor host of this PopSugar vid, Zelana Montminy, is obviously pretty fit and knowledgeable herself and tries to make it look hard. But she ends up just looking silly.
“We’re not bulking up, we’re just defining and toning,” says Moyer.
More like wasting our fucking time!
Just do 15-20 reps and you *might* notice that you’re actually working out. “Again, we’re not trying to bulk up,” says Moyer. “It’s about light weight, higher reps.” Thanks for the clarification, Steve – I didn’t get it the first time.
Beginners do need to start light and learn proper technique. But come on – to say that you’ll get “defined, toned arms” with baby weights is a bold-faced lie. You need to lift heavy weights in a moderate repetition range to build muscle and that’s just science. I might add that a lean physique also comes from eating clean.
Here’s the video, in case you’d like a nice chuckle. Please share it responsibly.
This article originally appeared on www.workoutnirvana.com.