A lot of the women I talk to and work with have a sort of fear that lifting weights or lifting heavy weights is going to “bulk them up.” This is a total workout fallacy. It is very hard to add muscle. It takes time, a lot of consistency, a conscious approach to nutrition, and proper sleep and rest as well. Even men, who have more testosterone than women and who carry more muscle mass (the more muscle you carry the faster you build more) work hard to add muscle. It’s not easy.
As you add lean muscle, your body burns more calories at rest – so you’ll be burning more fat and adding muscle. Weight lifting sculpts those beautiful body lines.
- Betty Rocker