At first, it was frustrating and painful, but for some reason I stuck with it. Well, the secret is that there are these "boot camp" classes at really perfect times for my schedule and it's basically group personal training. This means that it's easy to attend and I have someone fixing my form and counting reps for me. That's seriously a stumbling block for me and weight training. I have deep hate for counting reps. I always lose count and then just guess based on how tired I feel as to how many more times I should go.
The classes make rep counting easier, but it took quite a few times before I could completely follow along. I spent most of the time (well, to be honest I still do) following the lead of the buff chicks who totally look like they know their shit.
I only do these type of weight training classes twice a week, but I've noticed a difference. I'm not sure I could do it more often because I need those days in between to Zumba my pain away. That's right, I said Zumba my pain away.
You know how slower runners always like to remind fast people that a mile is still a mile, no matter if it takes 6 minutes to cover or 12? Let's keep that in mind as I talk numbers for lifting.
Obviously my back surgery makes me very cautious about lifting, but as I go along I feel more confident about trying to push myself. Since I love to brag, I'd like everyone to know that I did 5 sets of 100lb deadlifts yesterday. What's a deadlift you say?
I'm not even blonde, so let's be more realistic with our GIFs here.
Now I'm starting to feel like I need to be doing these things in booty shorts to get the full experience. Another noob mistake!
If I was a better blogger, I'd have lots of pictures of me working out and videos of me regurgitating what the trainer told me and branding it as my own infinite workout wisdom. All I've got for you is this bathroom selfie that I took last month. Enjoy.
|This isn't even my final form!|
Do you weight train? I've always dabbled in it, but it's nice to have someone else crafting the workout for me instead of my aimless wandering of the weight room and shitty rep counting skills.
If you do weight train, is there an advantage to having the special shoes? I feel like running shoes work just fine, but peer pressure suggests that I'm wrong.