One of the biggest myths out there is the myth of women
 
growing big muscles if they lift weights or get into
 
weight training. Old myths are hard to get rid of. I
 
have heard many times from women who haven't even lifted
 
barbell weight in their life state that they don't lift
 
weights because they fear getting too big. First off I'd
 
like to see them try, as any muscle building takes a lot
 
of work even for the smallest amounts of growth and
 
second men and women can only grow so much because of
 
genetics. If lifting weights made everyone huge like you
 
see in magazines you'd see everyone in the gyms looking
 
like that. In countless cases women want to lose body
 
fat and the last thing they think of is lifting weights
 
or getting into bodybuilding. That's because their mind
 
set of bodybuilding is this huge muscular looking
 
figure. Truth is, yes you can create a good figure, but
 
getting “too big” is just about impossible.
 
Here's the thing. During the rest time when muscles
 
re-energize, (after working them) they eat body fat for
 
dinner. In other words the muscles go after fat to get
 
more energy required. Keeping it simple, the more a
 
muscle is worked (without over training) the more fat it
 
will eat up. I have seen cases were the women focuses on
 
the bodybuilding and learning, rather the standing on
 
the scale every day watching the weight and they have
 
had unbelievable success losing weight. Stay off the
 
scale and use the mirror.
 
What happens when a women or man focuses on building and
 
shaping muscles rather than fat loss is the fat or
 
weight loss becomes the by-product of the bodybuilding
 
and toning? By the way there really is no such thing as
 
toning. You either have muscle growth (hypertrophy) or
 
no growth and toning is simply muscle growth. A so
 
called cut muscle or ripped muscle in many cases shows
 
more with a dehydrated body. Building muscles has a
 
greater effect on weight loss than cardio workouts.
 
Because gained muscle burns fat (while you sleep). Go
 
into any gym and you will find most people riding the
 
bikes rather than lifting weights. Because of years of
 
being told cardio workouts are the way to lose weight
 
everyone does it. Lifting weights will help lose the fat
 
twice as fast and keep it off.