As a female, the notion that weights ‘bulk you up’ is a myth. Lifting weights is actually the key for a lean and toned physique. Female bodybuilders look like they do because they use ‘help’ (steroids and other hormones, etcetera) to make them more ‘male’. And those who don’t, are very, very few and far between.
Women generally have twenty times less testosterone than men, which in theory makes it twenty times more difficult for females to put gain muscle or ‘bulk up’. Being that gyms across the land are full of men struggling to add muscle mass despite every attempt to do so, it would be a cruel world if women could simply pick up a dumbbell and ‘bulk up’!.
In truth muscle looks smaller than fat, so shed the extra fat and add a little muscle and you’ll have a stronger, more toned and smaller looking body!