Women: Worried About Bulking?
by Jackie Burgmann, creator of "Hot at Home" - The Transformation Solution for People Who Hate The Gym
There is a frustrating misperception that still persists about the effects that weight training has on women's bodies.
In fact, women who avoid training with weights (only because they believe this misperception is indeed true) are missing out on some fantastic results from their workouts (results they probably are trying to achieve).
These women avoid weight training under the misguided fear that they will get bulky muscles and wind up looking like Arnold.
This is blatantly UNTRUE.
But it's easy to see why the rumor persists. There are tons of images of extremely muscular women holding weights in supplement advertising and in muscle-building magazines.
However, the extremely muscular women pictured in those bodybuilding magazines are almost all on the 'juice' ... or at the very least training for SEVERAL hours per day, every day and consuming copious amounts of supplements to enhance their training.
Women are not genetically designed to bulk up, so unless they're using steroids, women have nothing to fear from strength training and EVERYTHING to gain.
But please note, that by discussing weight training, the intention is to work with HEAVY weights, not little pink 5lb dumbbells that weigh less than the average woman's purse.
It's unlikely to cause any kind of effect within the muscle to work with weights that light.
If you aren't lifting heavy enough weights to actually affect some reason to change in your muscles, you are, at best, maintaining your current fitness levels (but possibly doing nothing).
You can’t progress unless you challenge your muscles.
But, because women have much lower testosterone levels in their bodies than men, it’s next to impossible for women to bulk up like men can.
So, it's time for your workout, get your warm up done and then hit the weight stack.
Grab the heaviest weights you can lift for your prescribed number of sets and reps and work towards progressing to even heavier weights.
You'll be thrilled with the results.
For instance, nothing makes a woman's body look more toned and sexy than some muscle definition.
Weight training is the best way to achieve muscle definition.
You like the look of defined shoulders? Sexy, shapely legs? Weight training with heavy weights will get you there.
Plus, trained muscle burns more calories, even in a resting state, than fat or untrained muscle.
If you’re working towards losing some fat or maintaining your current weight, train and build those muscles and you'll be burning fat at an accelerated pace.
Heavy strength training will also help you avoid osteoporosis.
Weight training puts pressure on muscle, ligaments, tendons and yes, even bones, making all of the above stronger and thereby less likely to suffer from osteoporosis as you age.
And, strength training helps with real life function.
The stronger you are, the easier it will be to lift your child or a bag of groceries, reach to the top
of your cabinet for a can of food, do housework, run to catch a light as you cross the street or any
number of other real life functions that are just part of day-to-day activity.
Why limit your abilities, especially as you age and need to remain independent, by avoiding the kind of training that will make it easiest to continue to perform these activities as you grow older?
So never fear that you'll develop huge, manly muscles from strength training with heavy weights. You won't
Step up to the weight stack, grab the heaviest weights you can manage and reap the reward of a sexy, shapely, toned and fit looking body that will be the envy of everyone.
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