Q: Will my muscles get used to this type of training and eventually “peak” at some point?
A: With my Visibly Fit™ system, you will either be able to achieve a lithe, sculpted look, or you may gain mass if that is your desire. Since Visibly Fit™ training is based primarily on the self-resistance, visualized resistance and isometric training, there is really no room for “peaking”. The goal is for you to achieve the look and size you desire, and then to maintain that. If you choose to add mass later, the same dynamics that got you to where you are come back into play. By adjusting the muscle tension you use as well as adjusting your diet, increased mass is always possible.
Q: On the Daily 7×11 DVD we are instructed to do 8-10 repetitions of each exercise. Is that what a beginner of your program should do right away, or should they begin with one or two repetitions. Also, should someone following the Visibly Fit™ program faithfully for weeks be increasing these repetitions to 10 or 15 a day?
A: As a beginner, the level of tension you create will be minimal in relation to how much it will increase the longer you do the Visibly Fit™ exercises. Therefore, you should begin with the 8-10 repetitions of each exercise twice daily. There is no need to increase the number of repetitions with the Visibly Fit™ technique because your benefits will gradually increase, not by doing more repetitions, but by increased levels and tension and resistance as you perform each exercise.
Q: You talk about “mind over muscle”. Can you explain exactly what this means?
A: Sure. Picture yourself with a five-pound dumbbell in your hand, then bend your arm as though you are doing a Bicep Curl and focus on your muscle doing its job of lifting this dumbbell. We call this focus on the muscle “thinking into the muscle”. Now picture a ten-pound dumbbell and do the same. Now, a fifteen-pound dumbbell and repeat the exercise. Do you feel the tension in your bicep? If you don’t, then you weren’t “thinking into the muscle”.
Q: I would love to finally have great abs. What is the best Visibly Fit™ exercise for achieving a sculpted waistline and great abs?
A: In my book, Every Woman’s Guide to Personal Power, I have an entire section devoted to abdominals—one of my favorites is the abdominal contraction, which is all about deep breathing. There I teach “The Crunch” and its multiple variations. All of these exercises strengthen every area of the abdominals as well as the oblique muscles on the sides of the waist. Following my abs sculpting program as outlined in my book will get you results in no time flat!