Myth: Women who weight train will get bulky and muscular.
Women naturally do not produce as much of the muscle producing hormone testosterone as men, so it is impossible for a woman to gain a huge amount of muscle mass. Women often picture professional female bodybuilders when thinking of weight lifting. However, many of these women use anabolic steroids and other drugs in addition to working out for countless hours at the gym in order to achieve those results. Women who lift weights 2-4 times a week can get a toned, fit, and cellulite-free body.
Myth: No pain, No gain.
Exercise should not hurt while you are doing it. If it does, then you are probably doing it wrong, or already have an injury. When you start an exercise program some soreness is not unusual, but your body acclimates quickly and as your muscles adapt soreness should become less of an issue. Warming up and stretching before and after exercising help. Remember soreness and pain are different feelings. Pain is a sign that you are doing something wrong. Don't ignore pain, if it doesn't go away, don’t push through it, see a doctor.
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