Aussie fitness star Stephanie Sanzo says, "Let’s address one of the biggest misconceptions that many women believe about weight training . . . Which is that heavy lifting makes you “bulky” (Meaning that it prevents you from burning fat and makes you gain unwanted weight)." ⁣

"This couldn’t be further from the truth. So where did this misconception come from? Often what happens is that people tend to gain weight when they first start lifting weights.
The reason for the unwanted weight gain is usually because people begin overeating (as weight training has a tendency to increase your appetite)." ⁣

"Here’s the important thing to remember. The main component that determines weight loss / weight gain is your food intake (above everything else)⁣. So provided that you manage your nutrition appropriately - you can absolutely lift heavy and lose fat body / improve your shape."