Women who weight train will not build abnormally large amounts of muscle. This myth needs to be abolished.
Women cannot naturally produce testosterone, thus making it impossible to gain large amounts of muscle mass.
The female bodybuilders that other women identify weight training with, are often times taking steroids.
This allows them to change their bodies in ways that are abnormal.
A woman that weight trains without steroids will be able to shape her body and tone her muscles without gaining added “bulk”. The repeated load on the bones will strengthen them much more than running (popular amongst female athletes) as an example, because most of the actual movement pattern that occurs during running is in the air, where the only force acting on the body is gravity and air resistance.
A strength / weight training female will also strengthen her joints, ligaments and tendons, which will help to prevent injury later in life.