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“Will lifting heavy weights make me bigger?” A real answer and how to start a strength training program geared towards your goals

Courtesy of Rachel Mariotti

Courtesy of Rachel Mariotti

Courtesy of Jennifer Romanelli

Courtesy of Jennifer Romanelli

Courtesy of Jennifer Romanelli

Courtesy of Jennifer Romanelli

From left to right:  Equinox Tier III+ Trainer Rachel Mariotti and Trooper Fitness Co-owner and Coach Jennifer Romanelli during her running days (center) and now as a powerlifter.

 

With the help of two fit pros—both of whom lift heavy, but have two different body types reflective of two different fitness goals—I present to you a detailed answer to the popular,