Debugging the Female Myth: Lifting Weights Will Make You Bulky

We’ve become increasingly knowledgeable about training and nutrition over the last couple of decades.

We no longer avoid carbs after 6 pm for fear of getting fat. We also don’t avoid cardio as much, despite being told that it leads to muscle loss. And, most of all, we no longer subscribe to the idea that more exercise is always better for us.

Knowledge is a great thing.

But despite that, certain myths linger and refuse to go away. One such myth is that lifting weights makes women bulky.

In this post, we’ll examine the myth, where it came from, why it’s wrong, why it’s harmful to believe it, and what to do about it.

Let’s discuss.