Will lifting weights make me bulky?

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Many women are worried that lifting weights will make them bulky instead of help them lose weight and get lean. This only happens if the women are taking steroids! The myth that I’ve heard over the years as a trainer from women that says, “I gain muscle really fast so don’t make me bulky,” is a farce, an illusion thought up a long time ago by a woman who didn’t want to lift weights. I heard a really good analogy the other day I have to share. This is from a very well known Gym Owner/Trainer that I follow online and how he explains lifting weights to women. What you need to do is picture a cheeseburger. Before it is cooked it is round, full of fat and soft. As you cook it the cheeseburger gets smaller because you are cooking the fat out of it. It’s the same thing with your body. The more fat you get rid of and the more muscle you build the smaller you will appear. Additionally, weight training not only builds lean muscles, it also strengthens bones, which is incredibly beneficial for women to help reduce the risk of osteoporosis.

 

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