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The Bulk Myth -- Women can Gain Lean Muscle, Increase Strength, and Lose the Fat without Bulking Up

Published on 11/28/2017
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Once in a while, I’ll speak to some of my female friends, who just want to inquire about what I’m doing to keep from bulking up while strengthening and toning. They'll tell me regardless of their efforts; they've had almost no achievement including adding lean muscle. Being a woman, you're either on one side of the spectrum or another:

You either stress lifting weights will make you bulky - or you don't. If you do, it presumably implies you haven't attempted yet and aren’t aware it just doesn't occur overnight. In case you're looking for a firmer conditioned body, it might merely be another 5-10 lbs which will likely increase your strength, confidence, and certainty how you feel about yourself.


What I can tell you, is this:

  1. You won't increase lean muscle while eating fewer calories. A wellness message that isn't about dieting - how awesome is that?


  1. Muscle won't come quick, 0.5 pounds a month is, in reality, good.


  1. You "may" become leaner while you’re increasing muscle. As long as you don't add weight fast if you're new to a proper strengthing program, it is less likely to increase fat than muscle. It is normal for your weight to fluctuate while gaining muscle. Remember muscle weighs more than fat, so don't get discouraged with the process. Get rid of the scale; how your clothes fit will help determine your progress.


  1. It is rewarding when you start to see some results from the work you put in, and it will take WORK, determination, will-power, and staying focused on the end goal.


Intrigued? Here a few tips:


  • Compound lifts: deadlifts variations, squats, lunges, press variations, and pulldowns.


  • Lift with proper technique


  • Increase weight gradually however reliably; don't be hesitant to increase weight.


  • Eat protein. Ladies ought to consume 100 grams every day as a decent beginning.


  • Eat enough to gain, yet not to the point of increasing more fat than muscle.


The main concern is to increase your lifting, eat more, and lose fat. Trust the process and stay consistent.


Additional information:


Make sure you include a supplement program that will best suit your needs to augment your nutritional program. I currently use THRIVE's 1, 2, 3 Steps every day due to the benefits I have experienced; such as:

increased energy

mental clarity

managed aches & discomforts

100 vitamins & minerals

weight management

mood lifter

appetite control


DFT (derma fusion technology)

inflammation support

cognitive support

digestive & immune support

joint support

lean muscle support

anti-aging & antioxidant

Hope this will benefit some of the ladies who are hesitant to include weight training in their workout routine.

~ B Warren Fit

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