Getting Comfortable with the Weight Room: Beginner Feelings
When I first started lifting I couldn’t help but feel awkward in the weight room. It’s hard for a female to make the transition to the weight room. You’re surrounded by testosterone and might be feeling a little lost or intimidated.
The hardest part for me was struggling to lift 15 lb dumbbells for my shoulder press next to a guy breezing through 65 lbs.
I don’t think anyone likes to feel weak. However, there are 3 main things that got me through the weight room:
1) Dress to Impress: Mirrors surround the weight room…you’re going to be looking at yourself whether you like it or not. Looking good will motivate you to do better.
2) Ask for Help: Confidence is Key. I know I’m a beginner and could be doing it wrong. Ask for help and show that you’re just as determined to reach your fitness goals as anyone else.
3) Be Determined: Use any feelings of weakness to fuel your training. You WILL get stronger. You WILL get better. Just stay determined.
Go ahead and get in there! You can do it!