Will Lifting Heavy Weights Make Me Bulk Up? March 10 2011
Back Squat 3-3-3-3-3 reps
Will Lifting Heavy Weights Make Me Bulk Up?
We get this question a lot and to be quite honest, it’s a very reasonable question. The misperception that mass directly correlates to strength has caused many a college boy to drink their body weight in protein shakes to put on “bulk” while simultaneously causing females nationwide to fear anything more than a 10lb. dumbbell. The result is overweight men who are not strong and waif like women who spend their days “toning” and who are also not strong. Tragedy strikes on both ends.
The article Why Heavy Weights Don’t Bulk Up the Female Athlete is a must read for anyone, male or female, who has ever feared weight gain or dreamed about instant mass as a result of heavy lifting.
What has your experience been with lifting heavy weights? Post to comments.