You Will Get Bulky | Eat to Perform
"I think it’s time we stop dancing around the topic of getting “bulky” as a woman who lifts.
Saying “lifting weights won’t make a woman bulky” is downplaying the hard work and dedication it takes to be strong. It’s downplaying all those who aspire to build “bulk” (muscle) and strive for their own personal perception of being fit.
In the simplest terms, muscle is what people are referring to when they talk about bulk. Want to be “toned?” You want lean arms? That’s “bulk.” You want flat abs? That’s technically “bulk” too. There is nothing wrong with putting on muscle, whether you’re a woman or a man.
Frankly, looking how you want to look comes down to work—very hard work. For a long time. The kind of work you are proud of. The kind of work you are not sorry or insecure about. The kind of work that surrounds you with people of character – people of substance and determination. In that sense, lifting weights acts as a filter for me. Lifting allows me to surround myself with supportive people who acknowledge and appreciate hard work—like-minded people who are strong physically and mentally too.
I assume some of these friends of mine think I am attractive, or look good. Although that’s nice, I do not do it for them, or for that reason; I do it for me, because I love to move heavy ass weight, and I think it’s time for people to realize that there’s more to being fit than looking good."
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