I was reading an article on theptdc.com and it really caught my eye. A lot of women seem to think lifting weights will make them “bulky” or “too muscular”. I have been lifting weights for over 7 years and I managed to still look like a woman hahaha. The article is called “77 Trainers Explain Why Women Should Lift Weights“. Women do not have the testosterone to become “bulky” and it’s a common misconception I hear. Below are a few reasons I really liked off this article:

“Strength training can increase the amount of muscle in your body, which in turn will decrease your body fat percentage, and improve your overall body composition” – Cynthia Redford

“Lifting weights means you can eat more without getting fat” – Reece Mander

“How much does your father weight? If he falls to the floor, how could you help him? Can you lift him or you will need to call someone??” – Antonio Ventin Cptrainers

“You don’t have the balls to bulk up” – Steven Hicks [this is funny because it’s true, not enough testosterone.]

“Lifting heavy will change your life like nothing else. Not only will you become stronger physically, but mentally and emotionally stronger as well. You will be able to handle anything that life throws at you.” – Kimberly Mills

“Well, going to the gym in your nice little workout outfit, with matching shoes and earbuds, wearing your hair down with makeup, walking on the treadmill for 20 minutes sure as heck ain’t gonna cut it sista’!” – Jason Ryan Edenfield

“Woman shouted for equal rights,u got them,now lift it bitch,lol,” – Wendy Mitchell

“With only cardio you will go from a big pear to a smaller pear but you will still be a pear. Weights will help change your bodyshape not to mention all the health benefits.” – Claudia Popoviciu

“Everybody wants a bikini body, but nobody wants to lift no heavy ass weight. If you want to look average, train average, ill wave to you on the stepper… Want to look above average?… Ill see you at the squat rack” – Callan Headrick

For the mama’s out there:

“Women are made to be able to lift her child and run when there is danger. Being able to lift heavy stuff without getting hurt makes your life a lot easier, if speaking beyond survival.” – Nattha Ploy

“Do you have any children? How heavy are they?” – Michael Park

“Did you know heavy weight lifting is the best defense against aging, keeps shopping for clothes enjoyable, and gives you the ability to lift and play with your children and grandchildren?” – Erika Nall

“What does your child weigh ? How many times have you lifted and carried then and for how long.” – Gerard Sheehan


Go lift those weights ladies and mamas! Want me to help you get in better shape to just be with your kids, hold them and love them longer? Go check out my online personal training plans here.

So which reason did you like? Leave a comment below. For the rest of the article here is the link again: 77 Trainers Explain Why Women Should Lift Weights




  1. The reason why I lift weights because it tones everything!! I’ve gotten so many compliments on my legs, my back, and arms. Plus you look good naked. Who doesn’t want that???


  2. It’s so sad that these days still many women think lifting weights will make them men. It’s not true at all and it’s great that you’re encouraging other women to get into the weight room!


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