Will Lifting Weights Make You Bulky?

One of the most frustrating things I hear from new clients is “I don’t want to get bulky”.

To which I usually ask:

  • “Are you training hard for hours, 6/7 days a week, sometimes twice a day?”
  • “Have you the perfect diet?”
  • “Do you avoid alcohol?”
  • “Do you take supplements, growth hormones &/or steroids?”
  • “Have you been doing all this consistently for years?”

If the answer is no, then you won’t get bulky.  It takes years of hard work, dedication, the perfect diet and an intense training regime, combined with lots of supplements &/or drugs to get bulky.  So training 2-3 times a week lifting weights certainly won’t make a person bulky.

BB Chest Press

It takes years of very hard work for most people to gain significant amounts of muscle.  Weight training will however strengthen and tone very quickly and even just a couple of times a week, will give fast effective and measurable results.

At Andy Kenny Fitness, we have dozens of 30min Weight Training Technique classes each week.  Each class has just 5 participants and focuses on teaching the correct form and perfect technique, for classic exercises like deadlifting, bench pressing, squatting etc.  Classes are extremely popular and as numbers are strictly limited, are reserved for members only.

Monday & Tuesday works on chest and back.  Wednesday & Thursday is leg day.  Friday & Saturday focuses on shoulders & arms

author: Andy Kenny