Weightlifting never sparked my interest until I met my husband back in June 2013. I always managed to stay active with some form of cardio and Bikram Yoga, but never once did I want to lift weights. Why? Well, most of the men were using everything. They were grunting loudly and angrily dropping dumbbells and plates to the ground. This was certainly no place for a woman to enter.
What if I tried these exercises I saw in a magazine or online, but I was doing them wrong? They all seemed so advanced and territorial. They would surely laugh and talk about how stupid I looked. The very few women I did see lifting looked as though they were getting paid to do this for a living. These are all the thoughts that entered my mind whenever I looked over in the free weight area.