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Curtis Harwell Talks Myths About Women and Weight Lifting Debunked

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2 Myths About Women and Weight Lifting Debunked

If you lift big, you get big, right? Well, maybe, but then again, maybe not.

It’s long been female gym folklore that to get lean you do high repetitions with a light load to “tone and shape,” while at the same time telling those looking to get bigger that they need to lift heavy. Let’s look at a few misconceptions around this advice.

Myth #1: Tone and Shape


First, that whole “tone and shape” thing needs to be put to bed once and for all. Despite what any piece of marketing tells you there is no training system, method, or tool that will change the shape of a muscle. That is genetically determined. Pilates won’t do it, nor yoga, kettlebells, weightlifting, swimming, or any other thing you care to name. Your parents ultimately have more to do with your possible physique than just about anything else does.