Obviously! But still women worry that building up your biceps and shoulders will make them bigger. Stop Worrying! All that muscle can actually help you slim down, even while you are sitting in a lounge chair at the pool. A pound of muscle burns more calories than a pound of fat while just sitting at rest.
Women tend to forget about the post-lifting burn…..what happens after a post lifting workout? Your body uses oxygen to refuel your tired muscles and this gives you a metabolic boost you don't get after simply doing cardio.
And to state the obvious, muscle is more compact than fat which gives us ladies a leaner appearance the more you have.