women lifters

Women and Barbells

One of my Slim and Well athletes posted a picture of a t-shirt.  It read, "There is a beast in every woman and it stirs when you put a barbell in her hands."  Immediately I though of all the times that I've heard other women say that barbells are scary.  It was for men, it was not feminine, I just can't.  Well, last week I watched someone who thought, "Can't" and in fact, did.  185 pounds came off of the floor. That was her very first test of how heavy she could deadlift.  She was simply stunned.  And the beast awoke.  How many of you are out there still thinking that you cannot possibly exercise with a barbell?  Stop it.  You can do it.

Pick. It. Up.