MYTH: Women who weight train will look masculine
MYTH: Women who weight train will get big muscles and look like a man from just lifting a few weights.
Men and women share different physiology when it comes to building muscle mass.
Men have a greater amount of testosterone, helping to maintain and build mass more easily.
Men also tend to train differently then women.Their goals are usually very different, and they do heavy weights and low repetitions, where as women do the opposite.
FACT: There is great benefit for men and women to lift weights to burn calories.
One pound of subcutaneous body fat will burn approximately 2-3 calories per day just to sustain itself (ie. performing daily activities, work etc.).
One pound of lean muscle will burn 7-10 calories per day to sustain itself.
*As you can see it pays to build lean muscle to help you achieve the fit healthy body you have always wanted.
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