The Abyss wrote:Lifting =/= getting bulky. Lifting is the most efficient way to exercise. Go to any gym across the country and look at the people constantly on the treadmills, and then look at the people over at the power rack. Your eyes won't lie. The ones doing non-stop cardio tend to be skinny-fat, while the ones lifting (and not using machines) are strong and lean.
Lifting is good, I think what rigo was saying is that there are lots of heavy lifters out there just trying to get bigger and bigger, and I think the competition in some gyms to get bigger is a trend...idk, but that's what I understood him to mean. I do both, cardio and lift, but while I used to do classes like body pump, i now do more of a circuit training deal, and I'm finding that the combination of cardio/healthy eating/moderate lifting is giving me more definition than when i used to primarily lift heavy things. I also think each person has a different method that will work best for them