We absolutely LOVE resistance training and lifting heavy weights! We have found and recommend to all our clients to do strength training + HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) workouts to see the best results!
Today, we want to debunk the question we get asked all the time:
“Will lifting weights make me bulky?”
The answer is NO!
Let us expand on that, as we want to show you just how BENEFICIAL resistance training is to us women!
Women write in to us all the time saying:
“I don’t want to lift weights because I will look like a man.”
“I don’t want to look bulky.”
But we want to bring some good, hard truth today.
As women, it is not possible for our bodies to bulk up like men’s bodies. Our genetics in our bodies are different and we have less testosterone than men. Testosterone is needed to get big and bulky, so even when women lift weights, we will not look like the men that are lifting weights. The caveat is if you are taking steroids, but we NEVER recommend doing that, as it is unsafe.
The more lean muscle that our bodies have, the more fat we will burn! Want to know how to build more lean muscle? LIFTING WEIGHTS!
When we do strength training, we build muscle and in turn our body’s metabolism will be working more (even after we stop working out… how cool is that) and we will burn fat throughout the day!
Who doesn’t want to be burning fat while resting?
I know we do!
When you are consistently strength training, you will gain lean muscle, and in turn look more fit and lean!
We really cannot explain just how much we love and recommend strength training to all women. Here is a little recap of some reasons to include strength training:
1) Look Leaner and Fitter. With resistance training, you are building more lean muscle, and muscle is more dense than fat–so your body will be more lean!
2) Burn More Fat! With resistance training, you are revving up your metabolism and will continue to burn fat throughout the day–even after your workout.
3) Total Health. There are so many health benefits to lifting! Some include preventing injuries, lowering bad cholesterol, and helping blood pressure.
4) Be Strong! We think Strong is the new skinny and love the empowerment that comes with resistance training. It makes doing daily tasks much easier–such as carrying your grocery bags, playing with young kids, moving boxes, ect!
We hope you are encouraged today to give resistance training a try!
We absolutely live out what we preach and consistently do strength training!
We just released our first ever, full 12-week strength training program called STRONG by HIITBURN, which can be the perfect place to start resistance training, continue training, or bring your resistance training to the next level!