Weight Training Myths

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“Won't I get big muscles from lifting weights”? In all my years of personal training, this is the most common question, remark, comment, etc., I tend to get from females. The short answer, NO! It is often viewed, that when lifting heavy weights, you will build big muscles. This may be the case for men, but not for females.

Let me explain.

This all has to do with testosterone. You see, men produce this at a rate where they can build muscle by lifting weights. Women on the other hand, cannot and do not produce enough testosterone naturally to do so. In fact, it is impossible for a woman to build huge amounts of muscle by simply touching weights. 

You see the woman whom perform in bodybuilding competitions, and this is the generally consensus that all women will look this way if they touch weights. This couldn't be further from the truth. Many of these women are using a synthetic source of testosterone to produce this muscle mass. It is just not possible for the average women to look like this.

“Women who conduct weight training without the use of synthetic testosterone get the firm and fit cellulite-free looking body that you see in most fitness/figure shows these days.”

For more on this and more fitness myths, check out the link below:

http://bodybuilding.about.com/od/womensfitnesstopics/a/womenmyths.htm



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