I hear a lot of myths on tumblr... the ones that bum me out most are probably the negative ones about weight training. It bums me out because some girls still believe them, and haven’t yet discovered how AMAZING weight training can be to completely TRANSFORM your body in POSITIVE ways!
Weights can not only give you curves in all the right places, they make you STRONG! Weight training helps support your bones and can help make you more independent… who wants to have to rely solely on a man to help them lift heavy stuff anyway!? They help you build muscle so not only will you be “tone”, you will have a faster metabolism… allowing you to EAT more! Who wouldn’t like THAT!? lol.. I know I do!
Here are some of the most common myths I hear:
- “Lifting weights will make me manly and bulky”
- “Lift light weights with high reps to tone up”
- “Lifting weights will turn fat into muscle”
Ladies, these are simply not true! Women do not have the levels of testosterone necessary to bulk up the way men do. Lifting light weights for high reps is the equivalent to picking up your purse, your water, your hair dryer.. do those tone you? No! Lastly, fat and muscle are two completely different tissues in your body, one cannot change into another!
Trust me, lift weights.. you’ll be glad you did! =)