Will lifting weights make me bulky?
This has potential to be the shortest blog post in the history of short blog posts.
We’d answer, NO, and then move on to the next topic, but then that probably wouldn’t help you very much!
What will make me bulky?
Eating more calories than you need to sustain your exercise regimen! Resistance training will help, but to grow, you need more food. Eat too much and don’t train enough = fat surplus = excess bulk!
What will lifting weights help me with?
Burning fat – Lifting weights provides your metabolism with a boost. This boost helps build lean muscle. Lean muscle requires more energy. A kilo of muscle burns about 20-40 calories a day while a kilo of fat burns 10 calories. Developing your muscles tissue is going to see you burn more calories daily.
Maintaining bone density – as we age, our bones weaken around 1% per year after we hit 40. As bones weaken, they become more susceptible to cracking, fracturing or breaking. Lifting weights can help to maintain bone density, and in some cases can even see bone density increase, so incorporating resistance training can be crucial as we age.
Boost self-confidence – I’ve rarely met someone who didn’t feel more confident as a result of feeling physically stronger
Increase physical independence – as we age, we become weaker and less able to look after ourselves on our own. Being stronger helps us perform simple tasks like getting off the sofa or out of the car much easier.
How do I start lifting weights?
Find a coach who can help you develop a healthy, safe relationship with resistance training. One who’ll sit down with you first, find out what you want to achieve, and help you construct a plan to get there.
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