POPSUGAR Fitness Strength Training True or False: Women will get big if they weight train by Fitness 11/20/06 0 Shares Like us on Facebook FIND YOUR WORKOUT Read More Bulking UpTrue Or FalseStrength TrainingFitness Strength Training Stay Cool and Get 6-Pack Abs With Our Pool Workout Rock Your Bottoms With Our Bikini-Butt Workout Double Down With This Legs and Abs Bodyweight Workout The Quickest Core Workout to Rock Your Crop Top POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests. Get fit with our daily newsletter Yoga Running Working Out Weight Loss Sign up with By signing up, I agree to the Terms and to receive emails from POPSUGAR. katie225 8 years i must be the exception to the rule. i get slimmer when i don't do weight training and only do cardio. of course, i'm a very muscular person naturally. i feel like when i do one push up, i grow five pounds of muscle. yeah, i'm not in the best shape i could be, but when i was (cheerleading plus swim team plus being a teenager), i still was gigantic because of all my muscles. sucks to be me. J_Stone 8 years ok i was at the gym yesterday and i overheard this woman talking about how she doesn't do weight lifting because she is worried she is going to get big...i totally thought to myself, that is so not true. JessNess 8 years I love weight training! I had such great tone last year from it. plus it slimmed my thighs down a touch Griffin73 8 years My wife took a weight training class at college. She lost weight and had more energy then ever before. Plus she had fun doing it. She did get muscular at all, just toned. Fitness 8 years FALSE A woman has about one-third the testosterone compared to their male counterparts, which really means that they are not going to bulk up like men do. The women you may see that super big are not doing it naturally. If you’re carrying excessive body fat and building muscle, then you might look a little bulky at first, but if you start to reduce body fat, soon enough you will be able to see lean, defined muscles.