Women: Why lifting weights won’t make you bulky


Women: Why lifting weights won’t make you bulky

 | By Holly Trueman | @hollytrueman

Think that weight training is going to transform you into a female version of The Incredible Hulk?

Well think again.

Because unless you’re eating like a horse and training like The Rock, you’re not going to get big and bulky.


Because you DO NOT have enough testosterone.

Testosterone (aka the Hercules hormone) assists in the creation of muscle mass. And since men possess MUCH more testosterone than women, they are naturally able to build more muscle. What’s more? Most women don’t consume anywhere near enough calories to look like The Hulk. To even remotely resemble our green friend, you’d have to be consuming EXCESSIVE calories – somewhere along the lines of 4000 per day.

For women, incorporating 2-3 heavy lifting sessions into a weekly routine is an incredibly effective way to get strong and lean (not big and bulky).

As a woman, weight training will

So, go and get lifting, ladies…and break that longstanding assumption that the weights area of the gym is the men’s domain!