I was doing shrugs today. I was using 80 dumbells and on the first shrug I heard these popping sounds during my first shrug. Everyone of course looked over to me. I'm only 134lbs but I thought this wasn't too much. No more sounds came after that initial one but at that point I was already the center of attention. I managed to finish after that 3x8. No pain or anything. But people were kind of talking about me (behind my back) as if I didn't know what I was doing (like I'm a newbie to weigh lifting and that you shouldn't ever do what I was doing). I didn't see anything wrong. Granted I was doing burst shrugs rather than slow ones but still. It got the job done and I wasn't hurt so no harm no foul, right? I'm planning on staying at 80s until I feel like I'm ready to move up to 85s but do you guys think I should drop down to 75s, maybe even lower. I just don't want to look like a fool again because of some freak occurence.
It just sucks knowing because I'm smaller people think if I make one mistake that I'm doing it wrong and I'm the example of what you shouldn't do as oppossed to being larger and making a mistake and people thinking, "oh well. he had to have gotten bigger doing the right thing." You know what I mean.