Thats the question I asked myself when i first started weightlifting..
“Like who am I to come in here and lift with these advanced lifters?”
You see, when I first started going into the gym, I was super excited. I went and got my membership, bought some new workout gear, and was ready to go.
the first day, I took my “preworkout” and was FIRED UP!
Well, as soon as i stepped into the gym, I was immediately sent into a shell.
I felt like everyone in the gym were Arnold Schwarzenegger, lol.
No but seriously, here I was, loading up baby weight compared to some other guys.
You know how it is, when you first start working out, you feel like everyone else is much more advanced than you.
This is brings me to one of my first tips.
Never compare yourself to anyone else in the gym.
Where you are right now is all that matters. i had to understand that no matter how much more advanced these guys were, all that meant was they have been lifting longer than me.
It had nothing to do with me not being good enough.
This was a big thing for me.
and something that i had to really work on.
So let me get back to my story…
after a couple days of just going into the gym and doing the minimum workout and getting my butt out of there, something happened.
I started to relax. it might have been the music blasting through my headphones, but i just started zoning out and focusing solely on my workouts instead of if anyone was watching.
How did this happen?
Well one of the days i was noticing that not everyone had a six pack. not everyone had 20 inch arms.
There were other people just like me who were barely starting their weightlifting journey.
So instead of worrying about what other people were thinking about me, I started focusing just on my WORKOUT.
This brings me to my next tip.
Go into the gym with your workout planned.
At first, since I really didn’t know much about lifting, I really just went in there to use whatever machines I thought were either available or what I saw everyone using.
When I started to really see good results was when I started planning my workout before. I knew exactly what I was going to do in the gym.
What I mean by this is I would pull out my IPHONE notepad, and write out the workout I was doing for that day. What machines I was going to use, and how many sets and reps I was doing for each workout.
By doing this, I felt like I was in full control while being in the gym. I had an exact plan of what I was going to do, and GOT IT DONE!
THIS IS HUGE!
Hope these 2 tips helped you out, and stay tuned for my next post.
Where i talk about what almost made me stop working out!