Yea, "weight training makes girls bulky" they say

EVERY TIME I hear this, I do a little #eyeroll dance in my head. My heart dies a little when girls say that๐Ÿ˜ž, and I enter a passive-aggressive mode when it comes from a guy.๐Ÿ˜ก

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I wish we can get bulky just by picking up weights in a gym. If it were this easy, why is there a need for gyms? All they need is a one-time gym access and they get all toned, and, even bulky?

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The biological profile of females๐Ÿšบ differs with that of men๐Ÿšน,

e.g. girls do not have as high testosterone level as guys, hence it is much more difficult for them to gain muscles, let alone being bulky.

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What is โ€˜bulkyโ€™ anyway? And what does being โ€˜tonedโ€™ mean?

Is there a muscle state called โ€˜tonedโ€™? Being โ€˜tonedโ€™ just means achieving a certain level of increase in muscle mass, but not too much. You โšก๏ธ CANNOT โšก๏ธ wake up next morning and have โ€˜too much musclesโ€™ just like that. Instead, getting 'toned' is a gradual process that you can monitor and stop (if you want).

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Have you ever seen how hard girls train?

You donโ€™t understand how hard girls in my gym work in order to gain muscle strength, mass and endurance. They train day in and day out, morning ๐ŸŒand night๐ŸŒš, pay attention to food & nutrition๐ŸŽ๐Ÿฅ’๐Ÿ , and some even get to the specifics of following personalized exercises, rep schemes and prescribed weights.

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Of course, weight training isnโ€™t the only way to get โ€˜fitโ€™ (same here, what is โ€˜fitโ€™?). Regardless of you being male or female, different types of sports/exercises result in different types of physique (think marathon runner vs an Olympic lifter).

So, the next time you hear this, politely ask for a definition of โ€˜bulkyโ€™ and decide whether you should trust these silly heads on whether girls should do weight training or not. (I would say 110% yes, if you ask me!)๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿป


ๆฏๆฌก่ฝๅˆฐ๏ผšใ€Œๅ˜ฉ๏ผŒๅฅณไป”ไบบๅฎถ้ปž่งฃ่ฆ่ˆ‰้‡ๅ‘€๏ผŒๆœƒ็ทดๅˆฐๅฅฝๅคง้šปใ—Žใ€ใ€‚ๆˆ‘ๅฟƒ่ซ— (insert *middle finger*)๏ผŒๅฆ‚ๆžœๅ’ๅฎนๆ˜“ๅฏไปฅ็ทดๅˆฐๅ’ๅคง้šป๏ผŒๅ’ๅ•ฒgymๅฏไปฅๅŸท็ฌ ๅ•ฆ ๐Ÿ˜“ 

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็”ทไป”๐ŸšนๅŒๅฅณไป”๐Ÿšบๅ˜…็”Ÿ็†็ตๆง‹ๆœ‰ๅˆ†ๅˆฅ๏ผŒไพ‹ๅฆ‚ๅฅณไป”ๅ˜…testosterone ๏ผˆไธ€็จฎๅนซๅŠฉ่‚Œ่‚‰็”Ÿ้•ทๅ˜…่ท็ˆพ่’™๏ผ‰levelๆฏ”็”ทไป”ไฝŽ๏ผŒๆœฌ่ณชไธŠๅทฒ็ถ“้›ฃๅ•ฒ็ทดๅˆฐ่‚Œ่‚‰๏ผŒๆ›ดไฝ•ๆณ็ช็„ถไน‹้–“็ทดๅˆฐใ€Œๅฅฝๅคง้šปใ€

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่ฌ›็ฉฟๅ’—๏ผŒๅ””้พๆ„=ใ€Œๅฅฝๅคง้šปใ€๏ผŒ่ฆบๅพ—้ †็œผ=ใ€Œๆœ‰็ทšๆขใ€๐Ÿ˜“

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่บซ้‚Šๅ˜…ๅฅณไป”ไธๅœtrain๏ผŒไธ€่‡ณๆ—ฅใ€ๆœๆ—ฉๅคœๆ™šใ€ๆ™ดๅคฉ่ฝ้›จ๏ผ›ๅฆ‚ๆžœไฝ ็Ÿฅ้“ไฝขๅ“‹ๆฏไธ€ๆ—ฅๆ“บๅ–บ้ฃฒ้ฃŸใ€ไผ‘ๆฏใ€็‡Ÿ้คŠๅ˜…ๅฟƒๆฉŸ๏ผŒ้€ฃๅšไนœใ€ๅšๅนพๅคšไธ‹ใ€ๅšๅนพ้‡้ƒฝ่ฆ่จˆไฝ่จˆไฝ๏ผŒๅฐฑ็Ÿฅ้“่ฆๅขžๅŠ ่‚Œ่‚‰ๅŠ›้‡ใ€้ซ”็ฉๅŒๅŸ‹่‚Œ่‚‰่€ๅŠ›๏ผŒๆœ‰ๅนพ้›ฃใ€‚

็ธฝ็ต๏ผšๅ””ๅŒๅ˜…้‹ๅ‹•ๆœƒ้€ ๅฐฑๅ””ๅŒๅ˜…้ซ”ๅž‹๏ผŒๅฆ‚ๆžœไธ‹ๆฌก่ฝๅˆฐๆœ‰ไบบ่ฉฑ๏ผš่ˆ‰้‡ๆœƒๅฅฝๅคง้šป๏ผŒไฝ ๅฏไปฅๅ‹ๅ–„ๅœฐ :) ๅ•่ฟ”ไฝข้ปžๅ…ˆๅซใ€Œๅคง้šปใ€๏ผŒๅฆ‚ๆžœไฝขๆฏ”ๅˆฐไธ€ๅ€‹ๅฅฝ็ง‘ๅญธๆ€งๅ˜…็ญ”ๆกˆไฝ ๏ผŒไฝ ๅ†ๆฑบๅฎš่ฝๅ””่ฝไฝข่ฌ› : ) 

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(*Note: this is an adaptation of my IG post on July 23, 2017)

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