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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.

Member Comments

STEELER71 4/27/2015 5:39:36 AM

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.
STEELER71 2/13/2015 5:27:52 AM

I love using all of the machines. Then I come home and use my Nustep machine.
PALMBEACHPOSH 9/29/2014 7:57:07 AM
I'm ready for this new friend!!
SOON2BSMALL1313 7/8/2014 4:08:12 PM
I'm working on it
ANTIGONAKI 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.
MONTREAL12 1/5/2014 12:13:48 PM
I'm willing to try!
CD13919649 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.
EDITOR 6/27/2013 5:59:44 AM
Christopher, where are you? Come back to FB. Love from your Aunt.
RUTGERSM0M 6/2/2013 12:50:58 PM
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.
CD5788525 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.
GIRRRLYCHILD 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.
MALIK83172000 10/22/2012 7:42:12 AM
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
MAYBER 8/29/2012 9:49:11 AM
One day at a time
WHERERMY62KEYS 8/29/2012 6:52:32 AM
feel exactly the same must overcome being intimidated
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