Post # 1
Afer ending my college soccer career my fiance and I have decided to take up body building. He insists that right now we should be bulking and then a few months before the wedding start leaning out. I have no idea about body building. Am I crazy for being nervous? I really don’t want to look like the hulk in my dress!
Post # 3
you won’t, trust me, it is so hard for women to get bulky. Lift heavy weights, eat right, and you’ll be very pleased with how your body looks come wedding day. 🙂
Post # 4
@jny1179: Thank you! I trust him but I worry! Lol
Post # 5
Don’t fret girl. I have been on a bulk for 5 months now and have put on 10lbs. I am aiming for 2lbs a month, which as a woman- I am pretty lucky if 1lb of that a month is muscle. It’s sooooo very hard for a woman to gain muscle. I am trying to bulk into March, then will cut from March until June.
Anyway, with that said- EVEN with an extra 10lbs, I am STILL a size 2. But my boobs came back (HOLLA!) and my booty looks G-O-O-D! I almost don’t want to lean back out, ha! 🙂 But turning into the hulk would only happen with YEARS of non-stop bulking & steroids. I promise you, if anything- you will look AMAZEBALLS on your wedding day after a solid bulk & cut cycle!
Dudes can afford to bulk with a bit more calories because they can gain muscle faster than we can. If you want to avoid putting on a lot of fat during your bulk, aim for 1-2lbs a month of weight gain and take it from there. I chose 2lbs simply because I was already very lean AND was still considered a “newb” (under 1-2yrs) at lifting, so my potential to gain muscle was a little bit better than someone who has been building for years. If I do another bulk in the future, I will likely only stick to a 1-1.5lb gain monthly.
Like ^ poster said- Lift Heavy & Eat Right and you will be golden!!
Check out the lifting heavy for women threads on MyFitnessPal. You will find no she-hulks! Only hotties! 😉 I am part of a “Women who Bulk” group on MyFitnessPal that’s awesome! Come take a peek sometime! 🙂
Post # 6
This is a cool thread idea – I’m going to follow it. I don’t plan to start bulking until I get down to my initial goal weight, then plan to start adding muscle back on. Hey, if you can put on muscle and maybe burn 50 – 100ish extra calories a day…and still look pretty awesome, who wouldn’t, right? The increased metabolic rate is worth it.
But as everyone else has already said – the women you see in, say, fitness competitions aren’t likely to be you unless you’re doing lifting as a career. In retrospect, I wish I had focused more on weight training instead of cardio leading up to my wedding!