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Does lifting weights make a woman's body big?

Updated on June 14, 2007

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Weightlifting can help prevent osteoporosis. Women have a much higher risk than men to suffer from osteoporosis. In fact, most women will suffer from this disease as they age. Those women plagued with osteoporosis will have an increased susceptibility to fractures. These fractures can even be fatal. So, women should exercise with weight to strengthen and increase bone density.

The simple answer here is, No. YOU WILL NOT LOOK LIKE THE WOMEN ON THE RIGHT.... You'll look like the one further down the page....

But we all need a little more information than just no.... The truth of the matter is that unless you are on special supplementation and specially designed personal training system designed particularly for women to build big muscles it is very difficult for women to make their bodies "big" through weight lifting.

You may ask, why is it difficult for women to build muscles?

Well, it is simply because females do not have enough of testosterone, a male hormone that encourage muscles to grow. In fact, woman have ten to thirty times less of this muscle building hormones, testosterone, than their male counterparts.

Unfortunately many women think that weight lifting will cause them to have big muscles and so they avoid it all together. Women who accept the myth that they will build big muscles if they workout with weights will miss out on all of the benefits that weightlifting and bodybuilding can offer.

So will woman who lift weights in their workouts build more muscle tissue?

Yes, of course, but it will not be those big huge muscles like those of bodybuilders. Your muscles will just tone your body shape resulting in a tight, firm, healthy, attractive and desirable body. The body shape that is ever so sexy and adorable.

Yes, you may have noticed an increase in weight when you step on a scale.

This is not because you are putting on fat. This is because muscles weigh heavier than fat. Thus, as you increase your muscle tissue, your weight will increase but your body fat will be reduced giving you a well toned sexy body which most women can only dream of.

Muscle burn calories naturally even when you are sleeping. In fact, research has shown that for each kilo of muscle you build, you will burn many more calories per day. So if you were to gain some muscles, you will naturally be burning excess calories even when you are sleeping.

Another reason that women should do weightlifting

Is for the benefit it can have on your bones. Weight training is a powerful preventive action against osteoporosis, a disease caused by porous bone and low bone density.

Remember the best way to lose: cardio!

If you want to burn fat you need to get your heart rate up. Lifting weights will help tone muscles and give you a more sleek shape! I suggest a combo of the two, do an aerobic workout to warm up, lift weights and then do another aerobic cool down- this will help you lose weight and help you tone those muscles to give you the slim, solid look you are going for (we all are going for!!)


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