Does Lifting Weight makes Women Bulky?

12 May 2013

I guess this is what a girl concern about....."Does Lifting Weight makes Women Bulky"
Alright, will do a short post regarding this topic before i go out for Mother's Day celebration :)
At some point, I did imagine that I'm gonna turn into a women edition of Hercules or some Olympic weight lifter body! Hahahahaha!!!! *but it is impossible okayyyyyyy*
Some ladies might be concern about weight lifting gonna grow your muscle and you're trying to imagine that you gonna have a BODYBUILDER or WRESTLER ARMS if you lift some weights. You might get to build up some muscles, but to grow that kinda BIG MUSCULAR ARMS, is not that easy!! *don't think TOO much* lollllllll



Photo taken by my iPhone front camera, a bit blur... *paiseh* 
wish to be STRONGER!! hehehehe :D


This is what happened to me in real life. I was in the gym with few of my friends, some of them are quite experienced in workout. And when I told them that I don't wanna become that kinda muscular people, is ugly to put on my body! After that my friend simply answered, "You think GROWING muscle that BIG is that easy?! Go pick any professional gym trainer, see what are they gonna tell you!"
The answer is it takes a lot of heavy weight, real heavy lifting, different kinda of nutrition, lots of rest, and unimaginable of patience to grow maybe just 1inch of muscle. It is very very hard! Or even some took steroids or drugs, they still have to work super hard to grow their muscles.

I think Asian are not that common in women's body builder, so is Luckily for us, LADIES.
I didn't wanted to become a bodybuilder either, just wanna tone up more and to have nice Killer Abs :D
If you're not thinking to become a super body builder, most of my workout will help you in a way of burning down your body fat and toning up your body shape like what I did :)

Although cardio is the best way to burn away the layer of fats in your body, by doing high intensity or weighted workout actually can help to burn even more fats too. When we lift weights, we are actually stressing out muscle tissues and pump our blood to that body part. Apparently our body part will heat up even more and last longer. In other words, it means its gonna have AFTER BURN effects.

For an example, if you simply walk on a treadmill about 3-5 speed for 15 mins, you might get to burn around 120 kcal only, you can feel that your heart might pump a little bit faster and you might get 50-70 kcal after burn which mean around 200kcal you've burned. But, if you jog or run with speed 8-10 for 15mins, you can burn minimun around 250kcal and additional of after burn for another 250kcal!!! It's around 500kcal just for this cardio.

(Of course it require a healthy and fit body condition to run that fast. Always take care and be cautious, stop and rest for a moment if needed. Doesn't matter if you start slow, at least you're doing it)
YOU check out my first beginner workout HERE to help you to warm up your body.

Btw, I'm preparing my Second workout post.
Will give some samples of workout routine that gonna hit you harder and share more about my personal experience. Ask me if there's any question, i'm happy to help :)

STAY TUNED!!


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23 comments:

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  2. looking forward to your body transformation from lifting weights. definitely you're totally right about woman being afraid of turning into some kind of monster from lifting weights. I wish you all the best in working out and may you achieve your ultimate goal ;) Hayden Chan

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    1. Thank you Hayden, i will work harder :)

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  3. wowww u are transforming!! LOL

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    1. Hahaha, hopefully it's not something bad?

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  4. look like u got fat tubby
    haha

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  5. Namo Amitabha, actually two women on the left of the picture lift weight too much, have much muscle and burn too much fat therefore they look much more than like a bodybuilder. Two women on the right lift weight moderately, have muscle and tone their body. You don't need to worry about lifting too much weight.

    www.TrueHappiness.ws and www.NamoAmitabha.ws

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  6. Wow, your muscles indeed looked much more toned and firmer! How long have you start these routines? :D

    Celyx Lim
    www.celyx.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi Celyx, i have started for two months :)

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  7. Well, the pic of what really happens is still defined as bulky in my books. :P

    KtheBlogger.com

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    1. LOL, maybe you prefer skinny one.

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  8. What if I wanna Bulk up as a guy??

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  9. Great post! i should show my gf about this :P

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  10. Hi Karen!

    I have a quick question about your blog, could you email me please? Thanks!!

    Melanie : )

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    1. Hi Melanie, my email is karenkho25@live.com :)

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