I don't know why women don't understand this TRUE statement: You will not look "like a guy" if you lift weights. I'm a high school physical education teacher. Some of my classes will take place in the school's fitness center where students get to workout. The girls either stick to the bikes or the three to five pound weights. What is going on?
The private gym I belong to is a little better but nowhere near what it should be. I'll take a Zumba class on a Monday night and there will be 60 women there (and one or two guys, which is pretty cool).
Where are all of these ladies when it comes to weight lifting? I sure don't see the free weights area packed with women. There's a handful, for sure. Don't all of the other women see these weight-lifting ladies? They are curling 55 lbs, benching 85 lbs, squatting 100 lbs. They don't look like men; their muscles aren't bulging out of their clothes. They have curves; they look like fit, sexy women.
Without an extremely strict, specific nutrition plan and spending five hours in the gym, and perhaps some "supplements," you won't get "big". I promise. We can't because we don't have as much testosterone.
You got it, forget those three-pound weights. You will get that tight toned body by lifting weights! Go for it!!
Kerryn O'Sullivan, CPT & Physical Education teacher