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  • Posted On: 10-10-13, 9:37 pm (EDT) #1

    You wont get bulk like hulk.

    October 10, 2013, 9:37 pm

    Why are women so afraid of lifting weights is a very popular question that can be easily answered. Women think that by lifting weights they will wind up looking like Mr. Olympia and that in fact is not true. It takes guys who train to death years and years to look like that. What really happens to women when they lift weights is they burn more fat, become sexy and toned, and have over all more confidence at what ever else they do in their daily lives. One thing that a lot of women don't know is that building muscle actually burns fat and speeds up the metabolism thus making your body a fat burning machine. I'm not saying a woman should be lifting exteme amounts of weight, but a woman on a regular fitness regimen is going to look and feel better than ever before. Regular exercise and a healthful diet also increases the life span and slows the aging process. So for all you lady Hermanites out there, dont be afraid to lift. All you need is just 3-4 days a week of weight training, and the other 2-3 days you can devote to cardio, time with the family, or what ever else it is that you enjoy.

  • Posted On: 10-30-13, 9:33 pm (EDT) #2

    You wont get bulk like hulk.

    October 30, 2013, 9:33 pm

    This is a very good point. A lot of women do get afraid of bulking up from lifting weights. I have run into this problem with a lot of my female clients. One important point I would like to add to this is testosterone in men vs females. A reason why females will not bulk up like guys do is due to lower levels of the hormone testosterone. I like to explain this point because it really puts this notion of bulking up from lifting weights to rest. Unless you ladies are pumping more testosterone into your body you will not bulk up. Now don't get me wrong, if you are a female and want to bulk up, there are ways to put on some size. However, in order to put on that kind of size it will take a lot of work, a very strict routine, a very strict diet, and a plan with purpose to bulk up!

  • Posted On: 10-30-13, 10:06 pm (EDT) #3

    You wont get bulk like hulk.

    October 30, 2013, 10:06 pm

    Couldn't have said it better Nate.  I would also add that weight training helps the ladies avoid the typical "body issues" they most often fret about: flabby arms, big hips and thighs, cellulite, and belly ponch (especially after having children).  It is extremely tough for women in today's society with some of the non-realistic body images displayed all over the media and internet.  Coupled with the fact that hormonally they don't have the levels of testosterone males have (for obvious reasons) that assist in staying lean.  Weight training is a way for women to level the playing field and has the added benefit of keeping them healthy and giving them a more realistic body image.  I think if the weight training community had more people like FuelYourFitness to educate and dispell a lot of the misconceptions women have about pumping iron the more women will benefit from it.

     

    John

  • Posted On: 10-31-13, 10:22 am (EDT) #4

    You wont get bulk like hulk.

    October 31, 2013, 10:22 am
    Posted by: nate_dawg

    Why are women so afraid of lifting weights is a very popular question that can be easily answered. Women think that by lifting weights they will wind up looking like Mr. Olympia and that in fact is not true. It takes guys who train to death years and years to look like that. What really happens to women when they lift weights is they burn more fat, become sexy and toned, and have over all more confidence at what ever else they do in their daily lives. One thing that a lot of women don't know is that building muscle actually burns fat and speeds up the metabolism thus making your body a fat burning machine. I'm not saying a woman should be lifting exteme amounts of weight, but a woman on a regular fitness regimen is going to look and feel better than ever before. Regular exercise and a healthful diet also increases the life span and slows the aging process. So for all you lady Hermanites out there, dont be afraid to lift. All you need is just 3-4 days a week of weight training, and the other 2-3 days you can devote to cardio, time with the family, or what ever else it is that you enjoy.

    Spot on man!  You need to eat big to get big and in my experience most woman aren't consuming 250grams of protein and over 3,000 calories :)

    Don't you wish it was that easy though?  When I first met Erica she was worried about the same thing.  I told her, you make it seem like gaining all kinds of muscle is an easy thing!  IF that were the case I would be THE HULK! haha :)

  • Posted On: 10-31-13, 1:47 pm (EDT) #5

    You wont get bulk like hulk.

    October 31, 2013, 1:47 pm

    awsome post , guys , unfortunately still cant get my wife to join me in the gym . dont get me wrong , she nice and skinny an all that , but since ive started my tranformation ive come to look a figuires differently and and although i love her to bits , man id love for her to work out with me , but shes afraid of gaining muscle , if only it was that easy. /sigh

     

    jfis, she eats about 20g protein and 1200 calories a day , id love to see her bulk with that , id have to call her superb*** if she can get it done

     

    /sigh

  • Posted On: 11-04-13, 12:59 pm (EST) #6

    You wont get bulk like hulk.

    November 4, 2013, 12:59 pm
    Posted by: fuelyourfitness

    This is a very good point. A lot of women do get afraid of bulking up from lifting weights. I have run into this problem with a lot of my female clients. One important point I would like to add to this is testosterone in men vs females. A reason why females will not bulk up like guys do is due to lower levels of the hormone testosterone. I like to explain this point because it really puts this notion of bulking up from lifting weights to rest. Unless you ladies are pumping more testosterone into your body you will not bulk up. Now don't get me wrong, if you are a female and want to bulk up, there are ways to put on some size. However, in order to put on that kind of size it will take a lot of work, a very strict routine, a very strict diet, and a plan with purpose to bulk up!

    Exactly right. Put it this way it takes guys years to look massive even with the high levels of testosterone in our bodies lol. 

  • Posted On: 11-04-13, 1:00 pm (EST) #7

    You wont get bulk like hulk.

    November 4, 2013, 1:00 pm
    Posted by: jmboiardi

    Couldn't have said it better Nate.  I would also add that weight training helps the ladies avoid the typical "body issues" they most often fret about: flabby arms, big hips and thighs, cellulite, and belly ponch (especially after having children).  It is extremely tough for women in today's society with some of the non-realistic body images displayed all over the media and internet.  Coupled with the fact that hormonally they don't have the levels of testosterone males have (for obvious reasons) that assist in staying lean.  Weight training is a way for women to level the playing field and has the added benefit of keeping them healthy and giving them a more realistic body image.  I think if the weight training community had more people like FuelYourFitness to educate and dispell a lot of the misconceptions women have about pumping iron the more women will benefit from it.

     

    John

    True that! I totally agree!

  • Posted On: 11-04-13, 1:02 pm (EST) #8

    You wont get bulk like hulk.

    November 4, 2013, 1:02 pm
    Posted by: Scott_Herman

    Spot on man!  You need to eat big to get big and in my experience most woman aren't consuming 250grams of protein and over 3,000 calories :)

    Don't you wish it was that easy though?  When I first met Erica she was worried about the same thing.  I told her, you make it seem like gaining all kinds of muscle is an easy thing!  IF that were the case I would be THE HULK! haha :)

    I know right lol. If it were that easy I would have already competed on stage haha. It takes years to build a massive physique, but slowly but surely it happens!

  • Posted On: 11-06-13, 1:18 am (EST) #9

    You wont get bulk like hulk.

    November 6, 2013, 1:18 am
    Posted by: nate_dawg

    I know right lol. If it were that easy I would have already competed on stage haha. It takes years to build a massive physique, but slowly but surely it happens!

    haha yeah exactly.  If that were true I would moonlight as a super hero :)

  • Posted On: 11-06-13, 12:34 pm (EST) #10

    You wont get bulk like hulk.

    November 6, 2013, 12:34 pm

    Exactly you would have to eat A LOT to get bulked up and most girls are confused about this sometimes. Good job on shedding some light on this matter.

     

  • Posted On: 11-09-13, 2:38 pm (EST) #11

    You wont get bulk like hulk.

    November 9, 2013, 2:38 pm
    Posted by: jonnyboy21

    Exactly you would have to eat A LOT to get bulked up and most girls are confused about this sometimes. Good job on shedding some light on this matter.

     

    Thanks man!

  • Posted On: 11-10-13, 7:21 am (EST) #12

    You wont get bulk like hulk.

    November 10, 2013, 7:21 am
    Posted by: kroty3003

    awsome post , guys , unfortunately still cant get my wife to join me in the gym . dont get me wrong , she nice and skinny an all that , but since ive started my tranformation ive come to look a figuires differently and and although i love her to bits , man id love for her to work out with me , but shes afraid of gaining muscle , if only it was that easy. /sigh

     

    jfis, she eats about 20g protein and 1200 calories a day , id love to see her bulk with that , id have to call her superb*** if she can get it done

     

    /sigh

    Dude I'm working on making videos of my entire routine and my fiance does the whole thing with me. She's a tiny girl, only weighs about 105lbs but shes a monster in the gym! She keeps up with every lift i do but she has not become a crazy muscled out person like most girls fear of becoming.

    Kat is very strong and healthy and I love that she works out with me! In a lot of way it has actually brought us closer together as a couple. Hopefully I can get these videos up soon and you'll be able to show your girl that you can be healthy and strong in the gym and not become the hulk lol.

    Check out my Pics on my profile, theres one in there of both of us doing cable curls :)

  • Posted On: 11-17-13, 9:19 pm (EST) #13

    You wont get bulk like hulk.

    November 17, 2013, 9:19 pm
    Posted by: Joey_Lopez

    Dude I'm working on making videos of my entire routine and my fiance does the whole thing with me. She's a tiny girl, only weighs about 105lbs but shes a monster in the gym! She keeps up with every lift i do but she has not become a crazy muscled out person like most girls fear of becoming.

    Kat is very strong and healthy and I love that she works out with me! In a lot of way it has actually brought us closer together as a couple. Hopefully I can get these videos up soon and you'll be able to show your girl that you can be healthy and strong in the gym and not become the hulk lol.

    Check out my Pics on my profile, theres one in there of both of us doing cable curls :)

    Hell yeah man! A couple that trains together stays together! I'll be glad when I can get a girl friend who's willing to train with me!

  • Posted On: 11-18-13, 12:44 am (EST) #14

    You wont get bulk like hulk.

    November 18, 2013, 12:44 am
    Posted by: nate_dawg

    Why are women so afraid of lifting weights is a very popular question that can be easily answered. Women think that by lifting weights they will wind up looking like Mr. Olympia and that in fact is not true. It takes guys who train to death years and years to look like that. What really happens to women when they lift weights is they burn more fat, become sexy and toned, and have over all more confidence at what ever else they do in their daily lives. One thing that a lot of women don't know is that building muscle actually burns fat and speeds up the metabolism thus making your body a fat burning machine. I'm not saying a woman should be lifting exteme amounts of weight, but a woman on a regular fitness regimen is going to look and feel better than ever before. Regular exercise and a healthful diet also increases the life span and slows the aging process. So for all you lady Hermanites out there, dont be afraid to lift. All you need is just 3-4 days a week of weight training, and the other 2-3 days you can devote to cardio, time with the family, or what ever else it is that you enjoy.

    Lifting weights actually changed my body to be more feminine. I have gotten smaller, leaner, a smaller waist, thighs, & arms but much more fit & shapely. I know many women that seem to really want to change their bodies also & I have told them lifting weights will help do that for them (and how to get started) but they just don't want to put in the work. So I think some women use that as an excuse not to. It sounds better than I'm too lazy to put in the hard work. They can come up with a dozen reasons why they can't or shouldn't. Yes some women actually do still believe the myth that it will make them big...so silly. I've been trying my best to put that myth to rest. 

  • Posted On: 11-18-13, 1:07 am (EST) #15

    You wont get bulk like hulk.

    November 18, 2013, 1:07 am

    Lifting weights actually changed my body to be more feminine. I have gotten smaller, leaner, a smaller waist, thighs, & arms but much more fit & shapely. I know many women that seem to really want to change their bodies also & I have told them lifting weights will help do that for them (and how to get started) but they just don't want to put in the work. So I think some women use that as an excuse not to. It sounds better than I'm too lazy to put in the hard work. They can come up with a dozen reasons why they can't or shouldn't. Yes some women actually do still believe the myth that it will make them big...so silly. I've been trying my best to put that myth to rest. 

    Spot on Bonnie.   That's why I love the quote "If you say you can't or say you can, either way you're right."  :-)

  • Posted On: 11-20-13, 11:42 am (EST) #16

    You wont get bulk like hulk.

    November 20, 2013, 11:42 am
    Posted by: Joey_Lopez

    Dude I'm working on making videos of my entire routine and my fiance does the whole thing with me. She's a tiny girl, only weighs about 105lbs but shes a monster in the gym! She keeps up with every lift i do but she has not become a crazy muscled out person like most girls fear of becoming.

    Kat is very strong and healthy and I love that she works out with me! In a lot of way it has actually brought us closer together as a couple. Hopefully I can get these videos up soon and you'll be able to show your girl that you can be healthy and strong in the gym and not become the hulk lol.

    Check out my Pics on my profile, theres one in there of both of us doing cable curls :)

    I can't wait to see these!! :)

  • Posted On: 11-20-13, 11:45 am (EST) #17

    You wont get bulk like hulk.

    November 20, 2013, 11:45 am

    Lifting weights actually changed my body to be more feminine. I have gotten smaller, leaner, a smaller waist, thighs, & arms but much more fit & shapely. I know many women that seem to really want to change their bodies also & I have told them lifting weights will help do that for them (and how to get started) but they just don't want to put in the work. So I think some women use that as an excuse not to. It sounds better than I'm too lazy to put in the hard work. They can come up with a dozen reasons why they can't or shouldn't. Yes some women actually do still believe the myth that it will make them big...so silly. I've been trying my best to put that myth to rest. 

    Right on Bonnie!

     

    I always want to puke when I hear woman say "REAL woman have cuurrrveees."  It's like that are slapping women like you, my girlfriend, and Joey's girlfriend in the face and discrediting all your hard work in the gym.

     

    Yes woman are supposed to have curves, but that is no excuse for being 40lbs overweight.  I hope more girls take on your attitude.  To be honest I am seeing more and more women training hard lately and it makes me happy to see that as a whole women are not afraid of the gym.... or afraid to show up some of the boys!!! #HTH

  • Posted On: 01-15-14, 4:23 am (EST) #18

    You wont get bulk like hulk.

    January 15, 2014, 4:23 am

    Nice topic and i absolutely agree with this statements.Guys if someone is in mood to help me with this,my sister want to start with gym.She asked me about tips,and i told her that 2-3 times per week for beginner will be fine.Full body workout ( 1 excercise per muscle group ) about 2-3 sets of each with 12-20 reps with 30-60secs rest between sets.I thing that first two weeks this will be fine,later 3-4 weeks will be with more excercises per muscle group about 2 and maybe for legs 3.After this first month and after shes body accustomed to this process i think that she could start with splits.So guys what do you thing ? Please tell me if im wrong and tell me your opinions.Thanks to all and sorry if i made mistakes in text but i hope you will understand.Regards ;)

     

  • Posted On: 01-15-14, 9:01 pm (EST) #19

    You wont get bulk like hulk.

    January 15, 2014, 9:01 pm
    Posted by: TeaMan

    Nice topic and i absolutely agree with this statements.Guys if someone is in mood to help me with this,my sister want to start with gym.She asked me about tips,and i told her that 2-3 times per week for beginner will be fine.Full body workout ( 1 excercise per muscle group ) about 2-3 sets of each with 12-20 reps with 30-60secs rest between sets.I thing that first two weeks this will be fine,later 3-4 weeks will be with more excercises per muscle group about 2 and maybe for legs 3.After this first month and after shes body accustomed to this process i think that she could start with splits.So guys what do you thing ? Please tell me if im wrong and tell me your opinions.Thanks to all and sorry if i made mistakes in text but i hope you will understand.Regards ;)

     

    This sounds like a good plan to me. Let her ease into the training. Total body training is best for women in general because a womans main goal is to just stay lean and toned. After a while her muscle groups will require more than 1-2 exercises if she wants to take it to the next level so splits would be good then. Have her train each muscle group twice per week. Abs, 3-4 times per week.

  • Posted On: 01-15-14, 11:09 pm (EST) #20

    You wont get bulk like hulk.

    January 15, 2014, 11:09 pm
    Posted by: nate_dawg

    Hell yeah man! A couple that trains together stays together! I'll be glad when I can get a girl friend who's willing to train with me!

    yeah! A girlfriend on your side during hard time training will definitely motivate and inspired you all the time! =P

  • Posted On: 01-16-14, 3:19 am (EST) #21

    You wont get bulk like hulk.

    January 16, 2014, 3:19 am
    Posted by: nate_dawg

    This sounds like a good plan to me. Let her ease into the training. Total body training is best for women in general because a womans main goal is to just stay lean and toned. After a while her muscle groups will require more than 1-2 exercises if she wants to take it to the next level so splits would be good then. Have her train each muscle group twice per week. Abs, 3-4 times per week.

    Thanks Nate for advices.For now we will start with 3x full body workout and 2x morning cardio per week.Im very excited about all this and i hope everything is gonna be good :)

  • Posted On: 01-16-14, 2:10 pm (EST) #22

    You wont get bulk like hulk.

    January 16, 2014, 2:10 pm
    Posted by: TeaMan

    Thanks Nate for advices.For now we will start with 3x full body workout and 2x morning cardio per week.Im very excited about all this and i hope everything is gonna be good :)

    That is a great idea! TeaMan, you should use my promo code: FREEFITNESS and try my platinum membrship for a month. That way you can utilize the filter search in the routines section to get a list of all my FULL BODY routines. They are organized by difficulty level and you can even print a PDF to bring to the gym.

     

    When you first start in the gym it is all about becoming more "mobile" and "functional" and building that basic strength in your muscles and tendons.

    You should have your sister make a profile too! We have lots of lady hermantes and a female avatar I am sure she will have fun with!

     

    Looking forward to seeing your results! #HTH

  • Posted On: 01-16-14, 5:19 pm (EST) #23

    You wont get bulk like hulk.

    January 16, 2014, 5:19 pm
    Posted by: Scott_Herman

    That is a great idea! TeaMan, you should use my promo code: FREEFITNESS and try my platinum membrship for a month. That way you can utilize the filter search in the routines section to get a list of all my FULL BODY routines. They are organized by difficulty level and you can even print a PDF to bring to the gym.

     

    When you first start in the gym it is all about becoming more "mobile" and "functional" and building that basic strength in your muscles and tendons.

    You should have your sister make a profile too! We have lots of lady hermantes and a female avatar I am sure she will have fun with!

     

    Looking forward to seeing your results! #HTH

    Thanks Scott ! Im gonna use that promo code for sure :)

     

    Well every beginning is hard,so the level of motivation need to be high and the most important thing is power of will ! Alot of people think that they can gain musle or lost some weight over the night so they quit fast , NO , thats not the way,there is no magic formula ! Only hard work and determination,thats the key of success ! :) Every person or client need to know that :)

     

    I will talk with her about all this for sure ! Im very excited...

     

    Cheers !

     

    P.S. Don't forget to drink tea ;)

  • Posted On: 01-22-14, 8:32 pm (EST) #24

    You wont get bulk like hulk.

    January 22, 2014, 8:32 pm

    I think the general public really thinks that if women weight train they turn into the extreme bulky female muscle builders. Whenever I say I weight train I get looked at funny or peopel ask " arn't you afraid of looking like a dude?" . Even guys have said this to me! I always have to tell them that it is impossable to do without alering harmons and testoerones. Yes, it's possable to get bigger but not like a man will! The extreme cases you see was because it was done on purpose and with that exact intent. I tell them I could work out every single day and not come close to being like that. Now excuse me if I am wrong but I am a women and I do not have a man's build and I weight train at least four times a week....

  • Posted On: 01-29-14, 7:13 pm (EST) #25

    You wont get bulk like hulk.

    January 29, 2014, 7:13 pm

    This happened to me the other day and by a dude. I grabbed the dumbells and this guy who seems to always be there but never does much but talk to anyone around him asked me if I was sure I wanted to grab the 20lb dumbells. "You're gonna get too bulky" I just turned up my music and ignored him. Don't ya think if I could build a bigger chest, I'd be on top of that? Of course this guy is one that thinks all gyms on post should be for soldiers only. Which most of us try and go during duty hours when most soldiers are working so I don't see a problem but there's always that one person. I personally have changed what I want. Use to want to be stick thin, now I am going for a more muscular look but I have no fear that I'm going to come out looking like a dude.

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