4. I’m a girl and I don’t want to lift heavy because I don’t want to get “bulky,” so what will we do?

Women have about 1/10th of the testosterone of men, and testosterone is the hormone in the human body responsible for building and maintaining muscle mass. I haven’t become bulky in well over a decade of lifting weights so chances are 99.9% of females won’t either. If you want to get “toned” you have to build muscle, and to do that you’re most likely going to be lifting weights that are heavier than you initially believed. Usually women that are hesitant to lift heavier weights at first find themselves bragging to their friends about how much they’re lifting by the second month, and are flexing in the mirror constantly by the third!