BUT, JEN, I DON’T WANT TO GET BULKY.
Girl, I get it. You want the look of being ‘toned’, but not like you could rip a phone book in half. I’m with you. Here’s a few secrets:
Bulky means different things to different people. If you desire a ‘toned’ or sculpted muscular look, strength training will help you get that look.
In order to 'look like a man' or a female bodybuilder, you must be incredibly strict with your meal intake by counting calories, cutting out foods and incorporating a lot of supplements. These individuals spend hours in the gym, meticulously working each muscle group. There is no way a 6 week strength program will produce these results.
Strength training aids in fat loss – in a more sustainable way that doing endless amounts of cardio. Muscle is expensive for our body to carry, which means it helps burn more calories. With a proper diet, strength training can aid in sustainable weight loss.