So You Want To Lift Weights?

Converse, where have you been all my life?

So I have to share this story.  I got really excited about this recent purchase: a pair of Converse Chuck Taylor’s All Stars.  But, only because I got them for cheap-fifty.  I had been debating for literally months, before I hit go on this purchase!  

<img alt="” border=”0″ src=”” height=”640″ title=”” width=”640″ />Sounds kind of odd to be working out in these types of shoes, right?  Or so I thought, at one time.  Here is a pretty good explanation for this type of shoe for lifting, which I can attest to based on my experiences squatting and dead-lifting in them.

So let’s back it up some.  Maybe you’ve been asking yourself “
What is the fascination with lift weights?  What’s the big deal”

There’s plenty of speculation on whether or not one should lift weights.  Especially women.  Which is a a topic for another post, some day.

Personally, I lift weights because I like the body I am creating in the process.  I love it.  I’ve never felt more in tune with my body; never loved it as much as I do now.  Back in my early to mid-twenties, I treated my body so poorly.  It took years for me to look at myself and seriously want to do what I am doing now.  I think most people might feel this way at some point or another in their lives.

Hindsight is 20/20, and we really shouldn’t look back, because that is not where we are going.  It is all about the journey, and feeling good.  The results are the perks of the sport.
Interested in learning a little about weight-lifting?  I did some light research (for the ladies) if you want to do some reading.  Tweet: Lifting weights has many benefits.  Check out these links that I left for you:

 More weight-lifting exercises

I’m no expert, so of course if you are new to this, be sure to take precautionary measures, wear proper gear, speak with your doctor, etc.

I’m constantly reading and learning about fitness, and there is quite a bit out there to guide you, but you also have to be careful.  Some information out there should be taken with a grain of salt, especially with what people have to say.  It’s good to get onto those forums, and read the comments, and formulate your own opinion.  It’s always a good idea to verify information with the experts too.

Happy lifting!

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