Do you even lift?

Friday, April 12, 2013

I just told the PE/football coach at my school that I was going to start lifting weights next week. I was hoping he'd talk about weight lifting with me. Instead, he tried to sell me some kind of appetite suppressant. :/ He says he's already lost 5 pounds because he's only eating one meal a day now. You think that he, being a coach (as well as holding a teaching degree in physical education), would know better. You've got to have enough calories to support your activities. Plus, that's just tricking your body into not eating, not teaching it it how to make good eating choices.

I'm really excited about starting this lifting program! I haven't finished reading "New Rules of Lifting for Women" yet, but I'm enjoying it. He talks a lot about your muscles getting bigger, and they're not really going to get huge on women, but a little bigger. One example was of your shoulders widening a little, to where dress straps would stay up. I WANT THAT!! lol

The plan is to look up and practice all the exercises before I go so that I don't have to refer back to the book the whole time. I think knowing how to do the exercises already will help me feel less intimidated by the free weights section. I can pretend I know what I'm doing. :) I'm going to go right after school, and I don't think it's as busy then. I've seen a lot of weight lifters come at like 9 pm, so I know not to go then. :) And I looked at a lot of people's tracking sheets and make one of my own today, so I'm ready with that part. I've got one page with the week's workouts on it, where I can check it off and write how much I did, then another summary page where I can transfer the info later. That one is organized by exercise, so I'll be able to look down the column and see my progress on each one. :)
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  • PKBOO3
    I'm thinking this is getting popular with the high-school age kids. Good luck.
    1889 days ago
    a little off the topic but, yall all look gorgeous emoticon
    1890 days ago
    The coach is an idiot! And we wonder why so many kids have such a poor idea of what is healthy for their bodies...

    I think you have a good plan and I'm sure that you will do great.

    1891 days ago
    It's true. It's been a month since I started and my shoulders are wider. The rest of me is less wide (or my wider shoulders are making the rest of me look less wide - who knows?). I can handle this!

    There are a lot of stupid people out there, and they do an awful lot of talking. :-/
    1891 days ago
    Sounds like a great plan! Good luck!

    1892 days ago
  • MKELLY72
    I am aghast at the response you got from the coach!!
    Do you have any way of doing a voice recording of the exercise instructions that you could listen to on an mp3 while doing the exercises? Just an idea--
    1892 days ago
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