Do Women Really Get Bulky With Strength Training?

Do women really get bulky with exercise?

Women are mostly focused on the wellness and aesthetics. They understand the benefits of health and quality of life. The only toughest thing is finding the right path and health coach to make them fit and healthy. But usually there is a thought that if they lift weights like men do, they will get bulky. This is a common perception among the ladies and because of this most ladies do not do weight training and purely focus on cardio. Let’s discuss further in this blog over this matter.

Most of the women are afraid to lift weight since there is speculation of gaining a significant amount of muscle and thus becoming bulky. But the actual truth is that women do not have the same hormone as men and therefore they cannot gain muscle bulk. By lifting weights a woman can become strong and makes their fitness experience much more fun and exciting. A reputable personal trainer will not ask a woman to train like his male clients. They very well know the capability and strength for women and the exercises will be adjusted accordingly. If a woman wants to get lean, they need to do a resistance training in some way or the other.

The type of resistance training will not determine whether your will get bulky muscles or not. Rather, it depends on the number of calories consumed. The resistance training includes bands, cable machines, free weights, kettlebells, TRX suspension system or your own body weight.

The proven way that works for the women who want to have a lean physique without getting big and bulky muscles is that they need to do fast paced circuits using HITT principals. Generally, the body may undergo metabolic state which helps to tone muscles and burn fat simultaneously. By changing the repetitions, rest periods and other variable the women could continue to develop and maintain her lean physique. The best way to tone is to exclusively use light weights and higher repetitions as a safe bet. Muscle under pressure.

We can conclude that the weight lifting will not make women bulky. It can only happen if they do take steroids. Ezfit in Singapore is a leader in women’s training. We help women transform their lives and lifestyle for long tern goals.


Saravavan Nadarajan (Vanan)

Vanan, fitness expert and leader at EzFit Singapore, specializes in holistic training—home-based, boot camps, and corporate fitness—with over a decade of industry experience.

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