Strength training with weights changes the muscle composition of women to boost health and better management of PCOS symptoms. But some females are put off this form of exercise because they fear bulking up.
However, women who take up strength training, also known as resistance training, lose an equivalent amount of bulk in the form of fat because they are effectively trading fat for muscle.
Extra muscle mass helps women to burn extra fat. Women also typically use lighter weights than men when doing strength training … and that alone will not lead to bulking up.
Weight training can also lead to attractively toned arms and legs. But always consult a doctor before starting a new exercise regime.
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