Ladies, do your workouts consist of a boring hour on the elliptical every day? Sorry, but you're doing it wrong.
Many women avoid lifting weights because they want that long and lean look and think weightlifting will cause them to "bulk." But as the video above explains, that couldn't be further from the truth.
Women have a lot less testosterone than men, so unless you're an athlete lifting heavy weights for hours every day, it's very unlikely lifting weights will cause the dreaded "bulky" look.
In fact, if you're a woman who's trying to lose weight, weightlifting is a great way to do it.
The added muscle you gain through weightlifting helps increase metabolic rate and causes you to burn more calories throughout the day.
Other benefits of weightlifting include better posture, helping with back pain, increased mobility and preventing muscle loss.
Citations: Lift Weights To Lose Weight: Strength Training Boosts Metabolic Rate, Mobility In Women (Medical Daily)