You may not know this, but resistance training is actually a great way to lose weight! The addition of muscle mass, built up through resistance training, will act to burn body fat through an increase in resting caloric expenditure. This muscle tissue increases your metabolism and your body’s ability to “burn” calories. Build strength, lose weight and tone your body with a good resistance training program.
Unfortunately, many people still believe that weight training can make you look bulky. Ultimately, achieving a ‘bulky’ look is heavily dependent on testosterone, so while a focus on weight training can help men achieve larger muscles, it is much harder for women to achieve such a look through weight training alone. Additionally,, achieving a significantly ‘bulky’ look will depend greatly on genetics and the use of synthetic hormones (e.g. steroids).
For more information, talk to your personal trainer!