I was at the gym this weekend. Saturday afternoon with a bunch of ripped dudes who had the weekend off. -insert eye rolls- It was a leg day for me so I started off with my squats.
A buff guy and his girlfriend were lifting together, she seemed new to this whole weights thing.
Apparently it was also their leg day. He looked over at me to see how much I had on my bar, and then proceeded to put the same amount of weight on the bar for his girlfriend. I seemed to have no problem with the amount of weight I was lifting, she should be able to lift that much too. Wrong.
This poor girl couldn’t even get a good half squat in and I heard her say “I can’t it’s too heavy!”
After this incident, her boyfriend then decided to throw 45lbs on each side and show her how to deadlift. She attempted and couldn’t get the weights off the ground. I wanted to say something but it was not my place. I am not a professional trainer.
This made me think, ladies just because your man lifts, is big and bulky…
- Do not assume he knows what he is doing. Unless of course your spouse is a trainer then listen to them but more importantly listen to your body
- focus on your form when you are starting out.
- Do not force yourself to lift heavy at first. It will come over time if you keep up with it.
This weekend really consisted of laying around
and some gorgeous weather with a run outside.
Yes I run as slow as molasses. I am passed by speed walkers a lot. However 11-12 minute miles are my sweet spot for the moment. I don’t need to run faster. I am completely content with my slow runs.
This week is going to be filled with sunshine and warm weather I know I will be enjoying as much time outside as possible!
What did you do this weekend?