, Strength TrainingSound Off: Does the Weight Room Frighten You?

Sound Off: Does the Weight Room Frighten You?

Yesterday, I asked the #bgg2wlarmy on Twitter (are you following me at @bgg2wl?) a very important question:

and received an outpouring of responses, but most interestingly of these was this:

Now, the mere mention of developing confidence in the weight room started an entirely different conversation – and you can view that in the storify below (also linked here in case you can’t see it) – but I’m curious. What are your experiences like in the weight room? Do you experience fear? Are you the Alpha Dog? Have you been there and are now an all-star in the weight room? I’d love to hear your thoughts on the topic – your share might help someone else! And, don’t forget to scroll through the storify to catch my story of dealing with shade in the gym!

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By | 2015-09-21T22:14:25+00:00 March 6th, 2015|BGG2WL, Strength Training|2 Comments

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The proud leader of the #bgg2wlarmy, Erika Nicole Kendall writes food and fitness, body image and beauty, and more here at #bgg2wl. After losing over 150lbs, Kendall became a personal trainer certified in fitness nutrition, women's fitness, and weight loss by the National Academy of Sports Medicine. She is also certified in sports nutrition by Precision Nutrition. She now lives in New York with her husband and children, and is working on her 6th and 7th certifications because she likes having alphabet soup at the end of her name.


  1. Porsha March 6, 2015 at 10:34 PM - Reply

    I am by no means a “beast” or “alpha” but I no longer fear the weight room/area. I used to be intimidated by what I have lovingly named “Gorrillas” *sarcasm here* you know those big burly dudes grunting and tossing sweat and heavy weights with the ugliest faces they can muster. But with education and a general “f*ck it” attitude I learn they aren’t as knowledgable as they seem to be. Their form is terrible and they rest forever and focus only on their upper body leaving they chicken legs to tremble under their massive upper bodies. So the fact that I took the time to learn proper form and received a compliment on my form from one of the few guys that seems like he knows what he’s doing and a pretty cut lady gave me confidence to strut in do my routine and leave feeling like the ish.

    • Stephanie March 9, 2015 at 12:04 PM - Reply

      Ugh, you have them in your gym too? I’m waiting for some of the guys in my gym to end up with back injuries, they way they try to throw weights around to “prove” how strong they are.

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