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Will Lifting Heavy Weights Make You Bulky?

Girl, I want to tone up, but I don’t want to get bulky!

Most women have a love-fear relationship when it comes to lifting weights. Yes, they know that lifting weights does a body good, but at the same time, a good majority of women totally avoid heavy weights for fear of getting big “man muscles” and an Incredible Hunk physique.

So, day after day, in any given gym across the world, you’ll see countless women wandering the weight room in search of the perfect set of 5 lb. weights – the logic being that heavier weights equal big muscles, while lighter weights equal a “womanly” and “toned” physique.



Problem is, there’s a big, fat flaw in this logic when it comes to lifting weights!

Check out my video below to get the full FIT 411 on why lifting heavy will not make you “bulky,” why light weights aren’t the Holy Grail for “toning up,” and most important, learn why not lifting heavy is one of the most TRAGIC fitness mistake you could make if your goal is to burn body fat faster, and achieve the oh so coveted “slim” and “toned” physique.

Hope you enjoy, and do share your 2 cents in the Comments!

– Doc

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2 Comments

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    LaFawn Jones
    May 12, 2015 at 9:32 pm

    Oh, and yes… I used to lift heavy weights all the time, a long time ago… and I was toned.
    Years later when I began to lift again, I did begin to bulk a bit. I know now, it was because of consuming more calories than I would burn… so, Yes… I am no longer fearing the heavy weights… bring it on!!

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    LaFawn Jones
    May 12, 2015 at 9:29 pm

    I agree! … been strength training a bit lately, trying to acclimate my body back to physical fitness. It’s been rough for me for a good while now and it’s time to get back to working out and feeling great! I was a fitness instructor for Curves and I absolutely loved how my body went from 167 lbs. to 137 lbs. I only dream of that now! So, hopefully 3 children later (2 children prior), I can prove that determination and hard work really pays off… I understand that it may not be exactly the same, but I’ll take anything close to it, lol!

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