Gwyneth Paltrow’s trainer makes sure that Gwyneth doesn’t pick up anything more than 3 lbs.
…because she doesn’t want Gwyneth to get bulky.
Which, I’m guessing, Gwyneth isn’t allowed to carry a purse, groceries, her child, or do pretty much anything.
This is the biggest myth in all of female training?
LADIES: YOU WILL NOT GET BULKY FROM LIFTING WEIGHTS.
You know those women who look really bulky? They eat, train, take supplements and work hard for years so they can look like that.
Here’s the truth: when you lift heavy weights, your muscles get STRONGER (but not necessarily bigger). If you pump yourself full of testosterone and eat way more calories than you are burning every day, sure…you could get bigger.
However, if you lift weights, and eat a caloric deficit, your muscles will get stronger and denser; you will burn the fat on top of your muscle, and you will get that “toned” look that you’re after.