There a lot of women who are looking to get in great shape especially for the summer months. They are looking for the quickest, fastest, and most effective way to reach their goals. But, when it comes to working out with weights quite a few women simply don't want to do it. Of course one of the most common excuses is that if a woman were to use weights during an exercise then they would get bigger muscles, much like that of a man. This is not true due to the fact that women have estrogen in their bodies which simply will not allow large muscles to develop. Another fear that women have especially when working with weights is that they will get injured or become sore. In reality working out with weights will actually prevent injury and alleviate any soreness that may become apparent. Now you don't want to jump right in and lift more weight than you can. It's best to start out with small weights and work your way up to heavier weights over time. One of the most important things to keep in mind when weightlifting is to always observe proper form and technique throughout the entire exercise. If you are even a little unsure of your form then you should stop immediately and take a break.