If I had a dollar for every time a woman said that to me, I wouldn’t have to work.
Time and time again I have seen women scream at the weights and run for the cardio machines… why? Out of fear that they will ‘bulk up’ when their goal is to be slim, toned, and with minimal body fat.
I’m here to debunk that myth.
Let me start by saying, I get it. I used to fear the dreaded ‘bulked-up’ look and thought weights would make me able to give Arnold Schwarzenegger a run for his money, but it’s just not true.
Here’s 3 simple reasons why.
Muscle is a dense tissue, far denser than fat. It is far more metabolically active, meaning, it boosts your metabolism and allows you to burn more calories both at rest and as you move around. Doesn’t that sound lovely? If you’re wanting the ‘toned’ and ‘tight’ look, resistance training is your key to success.
Not only that, strength training itself:
So ladies, next time you head into the gym, wonder over to the weights section and have a go. If you are nervous, ask a coach or someone who knows their way around the gym to show you the ropes. Strength training is so important for us, not just for physical health, but also mental health.