Lifting Weights Makes Women Big and Bulky

Yes, lifting weights will change your physique.

No, you will not wake up looking like Arnold Schwarzenenegger.

Yes, you may gradually become stronger, improve bone density, increase resting metabolic rate, help prevent injuries and curtail the deteriorating effects of aging while boosting positive hormonal levels and decreasing resting cortisol levels.

Some Fundamental Truth

Bulking is actually pretty tough and requires a very specialized workout regiment and nutritional support. Maybe you’ve noticed a body builder carrying their lunchpack around the gym. If you are still concerned, stick within either a strength range for reps (about 4-5 sets of 3-6 repetitions) or in an endurance rep range (2-3 sets of 15-20 repetitions). If you are new to resistance training, be sure to begin with endurance rep ranges for 2-3 weeks. This is important to strengthen and protect soft tissues. Muscles get strong faster than tendons and it is crucial to build a healthy foundation. Support your workouts with a diet rich in leafy greens, fruits and vegetables. Eat a variety of whole foods