I DON’T WANT TO LIFT WEIGHTS BECAUSE I DON’T WANT TO GET BULKY

img_4560Every time someone says it to me, I cringe. In my head I sing, “Oh man….Oh man Oh man….Not again!”
Why do you say this? Does it just seem logical? I can understand that. When most people think of weightlifters, they think of professional bodybuilders or power lifters, both male and female. Although, I mostly hear the title statement from women, there are a surprising amount of men who have told me the same.
Lets see if I can shift your thinking and give you a better understand of what lifting weights really does for you.
Check out these #FACTS
1.  YOU MUST EAT BIG TO GET BIG
The massive, bulky men and women you equate with lifting weights have massive, bulky diets. Lifting weights alone is not enough to build big muscles.
2.  LIFTING WEIGHTS BURNS LOTS OF CALORIES
Lifting weights builds lean muscle. Lean muscle burns more calories than fat. A person with lots of lean muscle will burn more calories at-rest daily than a person with lots of fat. In addition, lifting weights boost your metabolism.
3.  YOU DON’T BUILD MUSCLE OVERNIGHT
It takes many months and years to build quality muscle in the human body. Hitting the weights and eating properly for a month will not turn you into a massive beast. It takes many hours of preparation, consistency, and hard work.
4.  THE WEIGHTS ARE YOUR TOOLS AND YOU ARE THE SCULPTURE
You determine what you would like to accomplish by lifting weights. Do you want to build more defined abs? build a lean muscular back and thick arms? pump up your legs and glutes so they look good in heels? Whatever you want to accomplish physically, lifting weights will surely help you get there.
Ill wrap it up by saying LIFTING WEIGHTS IS GOOD FOR YOU. Do not fall victim to the misinformed and uneducated opinions of the masses. Research the facts! In addition to the above, lifting weights increases bone density for a solid, more durable skeletal system and builds amazing strength to improve daily function, along with many other benefits.
Have no fear of the weight. As with life, you will find that the resistance only makes your stronger.
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I hope this helps someone, somewhere
Stay Motivated!

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