Weightlifting Photos by embhooEvery day, women tell me they are afraid to lift weights because they do not want to get bulky and “look like a man.” Instead, these women end up becoming cardio queens and losing a ton of weight and eventually turning into the dreaded… skinny fat. At first, many women will be happy that they have lost all the excess weight, but slowly begin to realize that they are not toned, just thin. Hate to break it to you ladies, but training on the cardio machines will not give you sculpted muscles all over your body! The only way to get those toned arms and tight thighs is to do a little heavy lifting! Now I’m not saying to curl 30-pound dumbbells, but I am telling you to get off the elliptical and throw around some weight every once in a while.

Newsflash!

The only way women get “bulky” and “manly-looking” is if they are using artificial enhancements such as steroids or growth hormones. As women, our bodies do not normally make enough testosterone to build and sustain “manly” muscle mass without the assistance of drugs.

So have no fear my dear, lift to your heart’s content and you will begin to sculpt the body of your dreams. Not only will you begin to sculpt your arms, but you will begin to feel empowered and strong!

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