A. No. Women generally cannot get as big as men. If you are very worried about this, just stick to low weight and
high reps. Using this method you are sure not to add to much size. Weight training can be very helpful to women in
that it will increase the total numbered of calories burned in a day and it may help stop bone-loss. So don’t be afraid
to pick up some weights, it won’t do you any harm.
Weight training on it’s own won’t make a woman appear bulky or overly large. A woman won’t end up with big, oversized muscles unless she trains for it. She would need to significantly increase her calorie, protein and supplement intake and follow an intense training program specifically designed to increase muscle siz
Here’s the secret word that should ease your fears… testosterone. Say it with me… testosterone. This is the magic ingredient that allows guys to get “huge” and prevents women from getting that same type of masculine body.
Why? Because while both men and women produce testosterone, men just produce WAY more than women to the point where the whole idea of females getting too “big” from weight lifting is just laughable. Men are genetically capable of building WAY more muscle WAY faster than women ever can, even under the best possible circumstances.
That means it’s only us guys who can get that “huge” and “big” and “bulky” looking body most females are scared of getting. On the other hand, women just don’t have anywhere near the amount of testosterone (and other genetic factors) needed to make it happen themselves.
What I’m trying to say is… stop being so afraid of weight lifting! You will NEVER just wake up and look like a huge bodybuilder. You will never get “manly” muscles or develop a bulky masculine body.
You can work out just like a guy, with big heavy free weights and low reps, and do big manly exercises like the bench press and squats and deadlifts and pull ups and any other exercise most women purposely keep out of their workouts.
You can train like this for years and years and set up your diet to support as much muscle growth as possible, and you still won’t be able to get as freakishly big as you fear you will. It just can’t happen. Don’t get me wrong, you ladies certainly can build muscle and get strong.
However, no matter how hard you try, your bodies just lack the physiological requirements for getting as big and muscular as many women are scared of getting.
So, you know those toning workouts you’re doing instead? Those are just wasting your time, because while you’re doing them to avoid building big bulky muscles, they’re actually just causing you to avoid building ANY muscle, period.
My article about the many silly myths surrounding Tone & Definition explains this more, especially why low weights for high reps is just a waste of time and effort.