Browse More

Healthy Inspiration from SparkPeople

445SHARES
Motivational Quote - Make friends with the weight room.

SparkPeople's Comments

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.

Member comments

(scroll to end to leave a comment)

PALMBEACHPOSH

9/29/2014 7:57:07 AM

PALMBEACHPOSH's SparkPage
I'm ready for this new friend!!

SOON2BSMALL1313

7/8/2014 4:08:12 PM

SOON2BSMALL1313's SparkPage
I'm working on it

ANTIGONAKI

4/23/2014 4:56:23 PM

ANTIGONAKI's SparkPage
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.

MONTREAL12

1/5/2014 12:13:48 PM

MONTREAL12's SparkPage
I'm willing to try!

OHSOSTRONG

8/24/2013 6:03:32 PM

OHSOSTRONG's SparkPage
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.

EDITOR

6/27/2013 5:59:44 AM

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

RUTGERSM0M

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.

KKLENNERT809

6/1/2013 3:00:36 PM

KKLENNERT809's SparkPage
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.

GIRRRLYCHILD

10/22/2012 1:45:04 PM

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

MALIK83172000

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.

GPFLESKES

9/7/2012 12:14:05 PM

Frustration!

MAYBER

8/29/2012 9:49:11 AM

MAYBER's SparkPage
One day at a time

WHERERMY62KEYS

8/29/2012 6:52:32 AM

feel exactly the same must overcome being intimidated

YOLALA93

6/28/2012 7:46:15 PM

YOLALA93's SparkPage
i want to include weights in my routine but whenever i even think about going over there. i get so intimidated by all those body builders. I feel like they would be watching me wondering. whats she doing here. For my own sake though. I will try to overcome that and JUST DO IT!.Im doing it for me, who cares what they think right?

Comment Pages (1 total)
[1]