Fear not, you will not end up like Arnold Schwarzenegger! Women generally do not have the ability to naturally build muscle to the level of that of male bodybuilders.

However, building muscle is the secret ingredient to fat loss! During weight training you burn a large amount calories to perform this type of training. By building muscle, you will also force your body to require more calories to feed these muscles, and will therefore be burning more body fat on a daily basis, even at rest. How good would it feel to be sitting with your feet up, watching Eastenders and knowing you’re burning fat! Don’t be afraid to ‘lift heavy’. You won’t end up looking like Popeye – but more like Jessica Alba