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Does Lifting Heavy Weights Really Make Women Bulky? (VIDEO)

Dr. Phoenyx

“I want to tone up, but I don’t want to get bulky.”

We’ve all heard that comment from a girlfriend before– or maybe you’ve said it yourself.

Fact is, most women have a love-fear relationship when it comes to lifting weights, and generally speaking, while most women do know that lifting weights does a body good, a good majority of women will still avoid lifting heavier weights for fear of getting big ‘ole “man-muscles.”

But does lifting heavy really mean you’ll end up looking “super-swole” and “manly?”

Check out this FIT 411 episode to learn why lifting heavy will not make you “bulky,” why light weights aren’t the Holy Grail for “toning up,” and most important, find out how not lifting heavy is one of the worst fitness mistakes you could make if your goal is to burn body fat faster and “tone up.”

Dr. Phoenyx Austin, M.D. is a Sports Medicine Specialist, Bestselling author, communications consultant, and founder of the “FitBeauty” movement where she shares awesome advice and products for women who love natural hair, fitness, and healthy living. Find Dr. Phoenyx on her website, YouTube , Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

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