Let’s put to bed that recurring rumor that lifting weights will make women bulky. Lifting weights does not make you bulky. Incorporating strength training into your exercise routine, like we do at ZONE 360 Boot Camp in NJ, will help you sculpt lean muscle. Sexy backs, defined arms, a trimmer waist-line…these are all potential side effects of strength training with weights.
Think about it- if it was so easy to ‘bulk up’, men and women who compete in body building shows wouldn’t have to slave in the gym 24/7 and some even go to the extend of taking steroids. If putting on muscle was that easy- everyone could be a body builder. The fact is that putting on large amounts of muscle, the type that could make you look bulky- is difficult and requires incredible effort.
Many women confuse bulking up with developing lean muscle underneath layers of fat. This is not a bulking effect but rather more like a cupcake effect. Strength training, developing lean muscle, but failing to eat properly can result in muscle building under fat. Therefore, as many have stated before us, lifting weights doesn’t make you bulky, eating cupcakes does.
Our ZONE 360 fitness boot camp in Monmouth County is designed to maximize your fat burning potential and tap into your body’s capability to create strong, lean muscle. When this happens, your body may very well get smaller, not larger.
Women have some awful misconceptions about muscle. Lean muscle is sexy and turns your body into a calorie burning machine. Lean muscle does not make you look big. In fact, it’s just the opposite. Melting fat away to reveal lean muscle makes you look incredibly svelte.
So forget everything you think you know about weight training and pick up a pair of dumbbells. Weight training benefits go way beyond your appearance. Strong muscles help protect your bones and a fit body will give you more energy and ability to perform every day functions at your best.
To participate in a ZONE 360 boot camp training session, please call or text 732-428-2111. Your first workout is on us!