I am a female, if I start lifting weights will I get huge?
Maybe, if you take heaping amounts of steroids, eat 8,000 calories a day, and proceed to lift for at least 5 years. Otherwise, no. Weightlifting will not make the average woman bulky. You may however find yourself with a nicer butt, shapelier legs, less body fat, a higher metabolism, strength, confidence, and a positive outlook. Proceed with caution. Don’t believe us? How many of your skinny male friends do you think have tried to get muscled up? And how successful were they? Do you think they — motivated as they were — would fail while trying extremely hard, while you would accidentally succeed? No, that would not occur. This is because it is dedicated, long term effort to become muscularly huge.
Also look at this article for information on how women should train. The Female Fitness Bible is also a good read.
This blog is full of examples of women who lift weights and aren’t huge. This video shows you a female olympic weightlifter. As you can see, she doesn’t appear ‘bulky’, but is still extremely strong.