The Zoe Report

The Workout You Should Be Doing But Probably Haven’t Tried Yet

There’s this myth in the fitness world that weightlifting (aka strength training) will make you bulky if you’re a woman, and the fear of “bulking up” is what keeps a lot of women from picking up a barbell. But that’s all it is—a myth. Unless you’re mainlining protein and training like a CrossFit Games athlete, it just isn’t going to happen.

Lifting heavier weights at lower repetitions isn’t going to turn you into The Rock because most women don’t have the level of anabolic hormones (like testosterone) to build giant muscles. Also, have you seen what The Rock eats in a day? It’s insane.

It’s time to let go of your fear of strength training. Here, five reasons to start lifting weights right now.

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