I’ve been confronted by many women who are concerned that if they lift weights, they’ll “bulk up,” “get too big,” and so on.  The fact of the matter is, it’s the type of training they do and the style of the movements they’re performing that will determine the effects of their training.  In order for muscles to drastically increase in size, testosterone must be produced.  In most cases women do not produce enough testosterone in order to put on “Man Muscles,” although there are cases where women prefer to do so.  In some cases this is altered by diet, supplementation, or other aids….   This concern has led me to posting this.


n. A mistaken thought, idea, or notion; a misunderstanding

-n. A false or mistaken view, opinion, or attitude

Weight/Strength Training Misconceptions

There are an excessive amount of reasons and excuses people come up with to explain why they avoid strength training – almost all of them myths!

  • Fear of Changes in Body Weight

  • Time Requirement

  • Recovery Time

  • Affects on Blood Pressure

  • The List Could Go On And On!!!!


Results of training vary due to factors such as:

  • # of reps/sets

  • Amount of weight

  • Amount of resistance

  • Movement types

  • Range of Motion (ROM)

  • Speed

  • Time Durations

  • etc…



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