I've been lifting weights for years....it defines your muscles, as well as helps keep your bones strong (that's the main reason I do it).....I've always used Yoga along with the weights, to keep my muscles stretched so they don't start getting "bunchy"....
I also use 5 lb ankle weights when I'm puttering around the farm....builds up your bu*t muscles...as well as making my legs strong without the bulky muscle look.
Male hormones would make your muscles larger, and more male like...but power lifting females aren't necessarily on hormones....you can get bunchy if you don't do other things to stretch your muscles.
Weight lifting for females can have some side effects such as building the muscles in the chest that may change the shape of the breast. Some females can bulk up pretty easily without any chemicals and look very muscular. This may not be a desirable look for them. Females must obtain a certain amount of body fat for them to have their monthly periods. So eating healthy is all important. Unless they are taking steroids they will never be able to bulk up like a male. Mixing aerobics with weight lifting is a good idea so a feminine look is kept. Good luck Sue
No, actually as a matter of fact 12-15 is past the point of the rep range for hypertrophy and therefor will be just as inclined toward creating muscular mass. Heavy singles and long rest times are the best for not creating a lot of muscle.
The theory behind hypertrophy is "most strength exerted in less time." Going 12-15 with weights that will actually challenge you and make you progress will fill that automatically, however with heavy singles you make a maximal lift and back off for about 5 min. and that way you won't put on as much muscle.
Well uh, honestly...you might want to do some reading, as muscles themselves are not what stretches target. What you're really stretching are your tendons and ligaments.
I'm also not really sure what you mean by "bunchy". Do you mean as in the look? Because that can almost not happen with a woman unless she specifically trains for it.
And the only thing that defines muscles is having muscular mass and low bodyfat.
it benefits you in several ways like it increase your strength,decrease fat,increase bone density. it also makes you feel better and more active. weight lifting can decrease their risk of the curved poor posture and a broken hip. if you will stay fit then your immune system will stay strong and keep germs away...so i think its good for girls to workout to stay fit.
You will have better success as keeping the weight off. The more lean muscle mass the more calories you burn per hour. You will actually burn more calories even while you sleep or watch TV just because there is more muscle than somebody that is just skinny or have less muscle mass.
There's nothing bad with girls lifting it's just how you do it ladies should lift weights to tone the way you do it is use a weight where you can do 12-15 reps that's toning lifting so it's low weight high reps and a toned body for a girl is great also you'll be healthy
Google Barbie Barbell. She's a powerlifting champ.
Nothing bad happens, certainly, unless a girl takes large amounts of male hormones or steroids, or is a little manly in the first place.
i do squats and bench and military press and cleans and lat pull downs everyday lol i am one strong girl ;3
that and pumping irons for half an hour boosts your metabolism for 39 hours afterwards
hey i lift weights and love it nothing bad happens you just build a little more muscle
Yay. I went to the gym today and did squats. Now my glutes are sore. lol!!