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Will Lifting Weights Make Me Bulky?

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Can you buff up -- without bulking up? Expert advice on strength training that won't leave you looking like the Incredible Hulk.
Question: "Will lifting weights make my muscles look bulky?"

Answer: Absolutely not! “Strength training will help you lose weight faster and keep it off in the long run,” notes Jeffrey Janot, Ph.D., an assistant professor of exercise physiology at South Dakota State University in Brookings. It will keep you from dropping muscle along with the fat and prevent your metabolism from slowing down (common during weight loss). As the fat melts off, your body will look leaner and firmer. Just make sure you’re lifting enough weight to build muscle – you should feel fatigued by the tenth to twelfth rep.

Originally published in Fitness magazine.


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anon234 wrote:

Especially for my legs it's easy for me to build muscle.I'm nervous to do any strength training that aids my quads. My thighs are already big enough.

6/4/2012 05:29:16 PM Report Abuse
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4/11/2012 03:57:08 AM Report Abuse
Joanna0G wrote:

I love flexing my arms. ;)

12/2/2009 05:31:03 PM Report Abuse

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