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February 6, 2017

T or F – You’ll Look Like a Man if you Lift Weights?

Let’s be honest. Bodybuilding and crossfit have made women everywhere think that they will look manly if they lift weights.  Now, I believe we are headed in the right direction in busting this myth.

Which is why I welcome you into the hot topic of women looking like men if they lift weights.

Whichever side you stand on; this is worth a read.

YOU WON’T LOOK LIKE A MAN IF YOU LIFT WEIGHTS.

I repeat. You will NOT look like a man if you lift weights. Read on.

 

 

 

First off, I’d like to define lifting weights in the terms which I am referring to:

A woman who lifts weights or takes part in resistance training 4-5 days per week, with balanced body-part exercises during a week. I am not referring to crossfit…

Most of these reasons fall under simple genetic differences between men and women.

#1: You don’t have enough testosterone or growth hormone {the main two hormones that promote muscle growth}.

#2: You probably aren’t lifting enough weight for long enough periods of time for enough days per week to look like a man.

#3: You have a lot of estrogen {the hormone that make’s women “fatter” than men}.

#4: You’re not eating nearly enough protein to put on and retain the muscle mass of a man.  Even if you were, you wouldn’t look like a man…

#5: You’re in fact NOT a man.  You’re built like a woman.

Women who look like men, are doing HIGH volume upper body work with heavy weight and they are training A LOT harder and more often than you…most likely.

There you have it my friend.  Go lift some weights and embrace your fearless womanhood!

It is highly possible to feel strong and look good in a dress too. See my post here on letting go of your body image issues RIGHT NOW.

Have grace for yourself & LET’S DO THIS!

P.S. If you have a lady friend who would find this interesting, tag her in the comments below! If you agree, I want to know!  

 

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