Women Will NOT Get Bulky from Lifting Weights
By: Coach Mitchell
ATTENTION all women and even you men with women in your lives. This post is for you!
You will NOT get bulky from lifting weights. For all those women who are too afraid of going to 'that section' of the gym or who tell their coaches they don't want to lift because they don't want to get too muscular... or for those men who are afraid the girl they're dating is going to start getting huge... this couldn't be further from the truth.
If you are training twice a day, accumulating 4+ hours of training a day, then you might possibly start to add more muscle mass like the elite athletes. At the level those athletes are at though, they care more about performance than aesthetics. But even still, women will still never get as bulky as men because they produce 5 to 10% the amount of testosterone men do which limits the amount of muscle ladies are able to put on.
Lauren Fisher (CrossFit Games Athlete) is a good example that you can't get big (even with the amount of training she does). I read where Lauren Fisher work out about 4-6 hours a day, eats around 3000 calories per day, and she has been doing this for 11 years. She is still one of the smaller athletes in this sport at around 135lbs.
I promise if you are just working out 3-5 days a week anywhere from 30 minutes to 90 minutes, be prepared to get a lean strong and more powerful body. Not only this, but you will feel better about yourself physically, mentally and emotionally. So let's stop the stigma everyone, women can (and should) lift weights too!