You hear so much about women trying to lose weight that it can be hard to find out how to gain weight; lean muscle weight, that is. These seven tips can help you get stronger without getting huge. Sometimes it seems like everyone is obsessed with getting leaner, losing weight, and burning more fat. But what if you want to do the opposite? What if you want to gain weight? Lean muscle, that is.
This could be for a number of reasons, but for the sake of this article, we will be discussing the impact of weight training. To stimulate muscle growth, or hypertrophy, a stimulus must be placed on the muscle. As mentioned previously, women tend to typically stick with weights that they are comfortable using for a full three sets. However, a greater stimulus must be placed on the muscles to see any real changes. You need to get out of your comfort zone and put greater physiological demands on your muscles. Once you can make this paradigm shift in your mind, you will be able to make substantial progress in both your strength and muscle gains.