I was 19 when I first joined a gym. I wasn’t playing sports anymore and I needed a way to keep moving. “Do 50 pushups and 50 sit ups before bed. And eat a peanut butter sandwich”. That’s what my oldest brother used to tell us in middle school, just to get a little bit stronger for sports. Basically it was, Learn how to Move your body weight and eat some healthy fat and protein. All completely logical, but I wanted to learn how to move some weight.
At 19, I really had no idea of how to “train” properly. I say train because anyone can exercise, but I wanted to learn how to do it with a purpose and a goal in mind. I was very observant of the people around me and pretty quick at recognizing what good lifting technique versus junk looked like.
One day, I Noticed a female maybe 5 or 6 years older than me, walk over to the the pull-up bar and proceed to do reps. They were controlled with her chin over the bar and she looked STRONG. She looked CONFIDENT! This girl will never know it, but she showed me that STRONG is beautiful AND feminine AND totally badass!
Since then I have always had this image in my
Head of doing many pull-ups. It has taken years of practice. Lots of lat pull downs, Chin-up holds, band assisted chin-Ups, chin-up eccentrics and as in everything else , consistency and patience. In recent months I’ve trained up to 10 reps. For 5’6 and 155 lbs, I’ll take it!
SO MANY WOMEN are AFRAID of being strong. They’re afraid of becoming “big and bulky” yet they’re completely uncomfortable
In the skin they’re currently in. I lift heavy weights a few time each week and I want to get even stronger. Do I look big and bulky or unattractive to you? No, (at least I don’t think so 🤷🏼♀️). I’m more confident with my body now than I ever have been before and MORE IMPORTANTLY my mindset is the strongest! All thanks to strength training and moving heavy stuff!
Today’s point is this, you never know who is watching. You never know how putting yourself out there, setting the example, working hard and showing up can be the kick in the ass that someone else needs to do the same. #strengthcoach #girlswholift