I wonder if my friend's personal trainer read that article. My friend is conviced that if she does any work with low reps + high weight she will instantly bulk up. Regardless of the fact that her diet sucks, both in terms of quantity and quality. After all, her trainer told her that women should never do anything less than 10-12 reps per set, and that if a weight makes you struggle, then it is too heavy. Also, if you start sweating while lifting, you are going to hurt yourself. The only time you should sweat is when doing lots of cardio, preferably on an ellipse machine or stationary bike.
When I tried to explain some of the fallacies in those suppositions, my friend replied, very defensively and with a somewhat insulted tone, that "women and men are built differently, and that [she] has read a lot about it."
Then again, she does not want to change her body composition, just "tone up". When I explained that "toning" involves gaining muscle and losing fat, she archly told me that I was wrong.
Note: I am not really asking for advice on this, I just had to rant about it.