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Healthy Inspiration from SparkPeople

Motivational Quote - Make friends with the weight room.

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Cardio is great, but don't skip out on strength training--it's great for your muscles and bones! Add some of these strength training moves to your routine today.

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4/27/2015 5:39:36 AM

STEELER71's SparkPage

When I was going to the gym the weight room was my favorite place to be. I could only do a few of the weights but I felt like I was so powerful. A young man showed me how to do a weight that I thought I'd never be able to do and I felt like Wonder Woman and there was no stopping me after that.


2/13/2015 5:27:52 AM

STEELER71's SparkPage

I love using all of the machines. Then I come home and use my Nustep machine.


9/29/2014 7:57:07 AM

I'm ready for this new friend!!


7/8/2014 4:08:12 PM

SOON2BSMALL1313's SparkPage
I'm working on it


4/23/2014 4:56:23 PM

I am so petrified of injuring myself with free weights, especially after having gone through knee surgery, that I do tend to stick to the machines, but I try to incorporate the cables so that I can get in a full range of motion.


1/5/2014 12:13:48 PM

MONTREAL12's SparkPage
I'm willing to try!


8/24/2013 6:03:32 PM

I want to make friends with the weight room. Trying to overcome my fears. I went for a bit last year but when I get the nerve again, I will try a different gym.


6/27/2013 5:59:44 AM

EDITOR's SparkPage
Christopher, where are you? Come back to FB. Love from your Aunt.


6/2/2013 12:50:58 PM

RUTGERSM0M's SparkPage
As mentioned by others, body builders are too focused on self to notice anyone else. If working with free weights frighten you, try the weight machines.


6/1/2013 3:00:36 PM

You know what? Those body builders don't care what you look like, they aren't even interested in what you are doing. So don't let them intimidate you. I actually think it's kind of funny to watch the serious ones, grunt and groan or drop their weights when they are finished. I always feel proud of myself when I go into the weight room, it's a small club. I take pride in myself for being there.


10/22/2012 1:45:04 PM

I also bulk up, but I'd rather look like a female body builder than stay just fat.


10/22/2012 7:42:12 AM

MALIK83172000's SparkPage
I refuse to go in the weight room because I always bulk up no matter what. I already have a large frame for a woman and no matter what I do I gain too much muscles.


9/7/2012 12:14:05 PM



8/29/2012 9:49:11 AM

MAYBER's SparkPage
One day at a time


8/29/2012 6:52:32 AM

feel exactly the same must overcome being intimidated

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