False again! Women generally do not have the amount of natural testosterone to bulk up like men do lifting weights.Female body builders can take hormones to encourage that type of muscle bulk, but they also eat a very strict diet and are in the gym more hours than the average person would dream of putting in.
The truth is, as women, we generally take to light of weights to overload the muscle and tone it. If you lift weights that are too light, you will not see the desired results of toning and sculpting. If you think of it this way, try to do one repetition on an exercise, say a biceps curl. You could probably lift 20 to 25 pounds one time, right? So take 65 percent of the 20 to 25 pounds which is 13-16.25 pounds!
You probably would have headed for the five pound weights and thought you were doing pretty good. That is why most women don’t see the results they want to when lifting weights. You will not bulk up like a man you will just increase your lean muscle tissue, burn more calories and look better in a tank top!