“I don’t want to lift heavy weights, I’m scared I’ll look like a guy!” We hear this type of thing constantly, but guess what – it’s not going to happen. Read on for our 3 reasons why lifting weights won’t make you bulk up!
Women just don’t have nearly as much testosterone as men do. It’s science. Because men have more testosterone (we’re talking 15-20 times more,) they are much more equipped to gain muscle mass. So, no – it is quite literally next to impossible that doing bicep curls or anything of the like is going to turn you into Arnold Schwarzenegger.
- Bulking doesn’t happen overnight
Some people tend to think that once you start lifting weights, you’ll wake up one morning with biceps the size of your head. It just doesn’t work that way! The people that you see who have more muscle than the average person likely took years to get there. And if they miraculously did blow up overnight…chances are it wasn’t naturally.
- Supersized meals
There’s a reason why bodybuilders are advocates of high calorie and high protein diets. If you want to build muscle, you have to supersize your weights AND your meals. Just like a surplus of calories can make you gain weight in the form of fat, you can also use an excess of calories to help you gain more weight in muscle. So unless you’re eating like a bodybuilder…you aren’t going to look like one either.
Don’t be afraid of the weight room. If you’re lifting heavy things and eating a balanced, nutrient-dense diet – your muscles are going to get tight, dense and strong. You’ll burn the fat on top of your muscle, and get the lean look you’re going for!