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    Gal pal is starting deads and squats..

    tips on how to teach her without intimidating her? She is already averse to the "machoness" of the gym and all the testosterone involving free weights.

    Girl lifters, what are some things that had assured you in the beginning that you could do this for a habit?
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    I think she'll come around once she sees the nice changes that lifting heavy weights will do to her.
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    I felt the same way starting out lifting weights. It is intimidating at first. I had YBW to work out with and now we've lifted enough together that I feel fine going on my own when he's not around. It's a lot easier once you get the routine down and your confidence up. He taught me the routines and correct form, etc. and I'm hooked on it now!

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    Remind her that all the guys there actually paid money to hang out in a room full of mirrors - nobody's really looking at HER!

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    Lol, thats true. And at the same time, guys may be looking at her. But her form, the weights shes using..blah blah blah, is NOT gonna come to their mind. I workout in a college so theres generally a lot of girls there - Its quite the distraction.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Built View Post
    Remind her that all the guys there actually paid money to hang out in a room full of mirrors - nobody's really looking at HER!
    Taking that a step further, tell her that the guys are checking out the other men to compare size and technique.
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    lol, thanks everyone.

    Also, she says she has minor back problems - it's hard for her to do things like study while sitting for long periods of time without having her back hurt. This sounds to me like a weak back, which is why I suggested her to start doing deadlifts. Is this a good idea?

    She isn't like you ladies on this board - I almost had to BEG her to come to the gym. Maybe this will change .
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    B320 S315 D440 = 1075
    The Road to 1200
    I'm always open to suggestions and critique, so stop by and help a brother out!

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