Okay...........I have a confession to make! I am so tired of hearing girls talk about their "FEAR" of getting bulked up by lifting weights. What a crock of sh*t. My lovely wife Yoana weights barely 110 pounds is not "big" or "bulky". Most women erroneously believe that weight training means huge muscle growth. Well, muscle growth is a great goal and one that I believe we should all do...but gaining muscle is just flat our difficult. Any muscle a women gains is for benefit and is not a "negative" at all.
In fact I would claim that most muscle gain on a woman would probably make them smaller, not bigger. Just look at Yoana. She is not big. If you were to take ruler measurements of her arms, hips, abdomen and thighs, they would probably be much smaller than the average woman. The bottom line is that gaining muscle will make you look harder, more dense and more athletic. Gaining muscle is very hard work and takes years of proper nutrition, recovery and intelligent training. The fear of getting huge is based on a myth and just isn't a reality for most women.
The goal of women should be similar to men..........get strong, stay strong, be strong.
Yoana is stronger than most average men. Give a 24kg kettlebell to most men and they will not stand up with it, and definitely not as gracefully as Yoana does.
Bottom line....lift weights......perform big movements like Turkish Get Ups, Presses, Pull ups, Deadlifts, Squats, Cleans, Swings and Snatches and watch your body get hard, ultra strong and watch your stamina / conditioning go through the roof!
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