Resistance Training: Myths Behind Resistance Training for the Artistic Athlete - Part 2

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Resistance Training: Myths Behind Resistance Training for the Artistic Athlete – Part 2

We already talked about how we know resistance training is beneficial for the artistic athlete. It’s not a question anymore, but there still seem to be some pervasive myths that are keeping it from becoming commonplace in our gyms and studios. Let’s take a look at some of these myths surrounding resistance training in the world of artistic athletes, and compare it to what the science has to say. Weight lifting will make me bulky Resistance training will not inherently result in large amounts of muscle gain. It is well documented in the scientific literature, (and speaking from lots of anecdotal experience), that it requires a specific amount and kind of weight training, along with a specific nutrition regimen to see the large amounts of hypertrophy that we typically associate with bodybuilders and the like. Weights, reps, sets, and frequency of workouts, as well as the balance and timing of macronutrient intake, are all factors that go in...
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Yasmine Mucher

From Toronto, Ontario, Yasmine Mucher is a provisionally certified Athletic Therapist, Registered Kinesiologist, and CSEP Certified Personal Trainer. She started training in circus arts 2008, specializing in all things trapeze. This sparked her love and curiosity for the capabilities of the human body, but pain and injury exposed to her the lack of research and knowledgeable practitioners in the area of circus arts and the needs of the artistic athlete’s body. Graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from Dalhousie University in 2017, and an Advanced Certificate in Athletic Therapy from Mount Royal University in 2020, throughout her education and thereafter, Yas worked as a circus performer and coach for people of all ages, applying scientifically informed methods to her own and her clients’ training and reaping the results.