Strength and Size

Strength & Size is for anyone looking to add lean muscle. If you're a senior citizen that needs to strengthen your muscles for health purposes, an athlete looking to increase your performance or somewhere in between we can design a program to help you achieve your goals.

Our strength training program is for anyone looking to add lean muscle to their body. It doesn’t matter if you are a senior citizen that needs help strengthening your muscles for health purposes or you are a serious athlete looking to increase your performance. We at HAAS Athletics have the experience and the know how to help you achieve success.

Question: Is it true that lifting weights causes women to bulk up?
Our society and culture seem to associate weight training with over-sized muscles, but that’s just one avenue, which is extremely difficult for most people (including men) to achieve. Women with an intense fear of becoming large (likely due to these images and myths) as a result of weight training are at a disadvantage when it comes to their health. The problem most women run into isn’t building to much muscle, but not building enough. This sets them up for increased risk of osteoporosis later in life, as well as a reduction in muscle mass of about 2-5% per year, which has an adverse affect on metabolism (and can result in weight gain).

While on a weight lifting program, the right hormones (testosterone) are necessary in order to bulk up. Women’s testosterone levels are much lower than men’s so in most cases, they are not capable of building large muscles with light resistance strength training. In fact since muscle takes up less room than fat, women tend to lose inches when they strength train. So in addition to the physical benefits (increased metabolism, decreased risk of osteoporosis, increased strength) strength training will help you slim down too! Women, in fact, are more likely to tone up from strength training rather than bulk up. Research shows that women can add up to 30% lean muscle and end up looking thinner, feeling stronger and being more firm.