The Secret to Toned, Leaned, Strong Arms
Yesterday I received an email from a follower all the way in Malaysia asking how she could achieve arms that looked like mine.
This is a question I receive a lot. How can my X look like your Y. In general, it's a conversation I try to avoid because the truth is your X probably isn't going to ever look like my Y or anyone else's for a matter of fact. This is a major problem we have in fitness. We write click-bait articles that promise that if you do these 3 simples moves you'll look like your favorite athlete, celebrity or fitstagram star when chances are you won't. A lot of factors come into play when it comes to "toning, getting lean" blahblah. Your genetics, your body type, your training history, your nutrition; you get my point right?
So for a quick background on myself and my physique. My mother won a figure competition when she was 7 months pregnant with me! My dad dabbled in body building, my family has a history of being long and lean and athletic. Enter baby Tam. I'm a mesomorph. I've always been lean and extremely cut. Then add in the fact that I've been training at an elite level for my entire life since I was 7 years old (and now I'm 25). I'm going to be completely honest with you all, and tell you that I rarely train my upper body. I have no desire to be able to bench press 200 pounds, I really don't. I enjoy olympic lifting, which forces me to use my entire body, and I swear by pull-ups.
When I create workouts and share them with you, it's not for you to look like me. It's for you to have a new workout option that you may have never considered. It's for you to be the best you, not to be a mini Tam (lord knows we only need one). So while I truly appreciate the requests to get arms and legs like mine or whatever it may be, I really hope you all just want to be the best, strongest version of you!