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Weight Lifting Myth: Weight Training
Stop me if you've heard this one before: "I don't work out with weights because I'll get huge, big muscles". I know, yes, you've definitely heard that before and it's probably the biggest misconception of all the fitness myths. Lets get this straight: no matter how many weights you lift, there is no way that you are going to get huge big muscles.
Huge big muscles are a result of years of serious weight training sessions,
strict dieting and a hell of a lot of discipline. If you're just an average
Joe or Jane for that matter, simply lifting a few weights will never make
you "big". Arnold spent many years building his body to develop
that Terminator physique. Don't be fooled that pumping iron will turn
you into an Arnold overnight.
A lot of women live in absolute fear of the weight room because they have been brainwashed to believe that if they want to lose weight, they need to spend hours running, cycling or rowing. They are completely unaware that working out with weights can help not only burn calories, but tone up those bodies as well.
Women think that pumping iron will develop their muscles and make them look like bodybuilders or make them look fatter. First of all, like we cleared up earlier, bodybuilders spend many years developing their physique, but apart from that women lack the testosterone levels that are necessary to build those huge, big muscles. You can weight train until you are blue in the face and not even get close to that Hulk-like physique you fear so. Once you start working out with weights, you will notice just how true this statement is.
All women, irrespective of their age or fitness level can benefit from weight training, as can all men. Weight training can help strengthen your bones, help to increase your metabolism (in other words help you burn more calories), improve your balance, mobility and recovery, plus it can make you look and feel better. What more could you ask for?
So next time you're in a weight room and that little voice tells you that you are going to be the next female version of Arnold Schwarzenegger, pump some iron and blast that little voice back to the classroom.
The biggest misconception about weight
training is that you will
get huge big muscles and look bigger than you did before.
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