Wont lifting make me bulky?

Wont lifting make me bulky?

No, not at all, this is a common misconception often among women that lifting weights = massive muscles and a masculine look. Trust me the guys who want big muscles will tell you that its not that simple

Lifting weights at a moderate intensity for sets of 10-12 will improve the look of the muscles, they will become firmer, or more 'toned'. They might grow a little and will enhance the natural shape and become stronger.

Female’s don’t have the same testosterone hormone levels as men which is one of the key factors which allow men to build larger muscles than women. Also, continued muscle growth even in men requires alot of planning in terms of progressing intensity and calorie consumption.

Lifting weights (or some form of resistance training) is highly recommended for men and women of all ages, for middle aged women specifically it can reduce the risk of osteoporosis as resistance training can maintain bone integrity.