The weight room or just weights in general. I get this question/comment too many times from females, “...but if I lift weights I'll look like a man!". Well great news to any female who honestly feels that way because it is practically impossible for a female to look like a man with simply lifting weights a few hours a week. In fact you would have to be in the gym pretty much around the clock lifting really heavy weights to get some serious muscle growth and even then you wouldn't look like a man.
This is one comment that irritates me to no end. To me it belittles the female athletes who work so hard to be as strong as possible and who work their asses off to get there. And for someone to simply say “if I touch a weight I will look like that” just makes it sound like it's that simple to get that strong. In reality for a female (or anyone) to get to that point it takes years, consistency, patience, dedication, blood, sweat and yes plenty of tears (not because they are female but because they are human). In conclusion, please go out and learn how to lift weights, weightlift or powerlift. Whatever you want to try when it comes to weights just learn the proper technique and go do it!! Weight rooms really aren't that scary and if the people in them are rude then go to a different one. Everyone in the weight room has the same general goal...to get STRONG...so jump in there and get strong with them!!