Purple_Panda Posted March 3, 2016 Report Share Posted March 3, 2016 My biggest frustrations, with lifting, are fairly minimal, and I really had to think about it. 1: Small Window to lift with. I use my lunch at work to go lift at the gym next door. I work for a company that has an owner who also sponsors a gym next door, for which employees are able to get reduced rates on. This being said, 5x5 leaves little room to do much else outside of furrow the brow and pound through the sets with the 30~ minutes I have. While it makes my lifting pretty 'hardcore' I don't have much chance to socialize with other folks in the gym; maybe that is a good thing? 2: As others have pointed out, I wish I had started sooner; this is compounded because I try and get others to lift with me because I hope they'll start lifting! I'm by no means a small guy, and some of my friends would be considered such, and I'd secretly love it if they came and lifted with me at times. I've been lifting for about a year now after having gotten this gym membership, and the benefits have been astounding across the board... well, save for a few bad forms that cost me a hurt lower back; that is another story all together.. but if I had started 2 years ago? Where would I be at? 3 years? What sort of man-gorilla might I be? 3: Eating. "Wait. That isn't a lifting thing!" For me it is a result of lifting; after I increase my weight a good chunk, and get that light burn again; I swear I go werebear and my appetite is just ridiculous for the next 24hours. I use another site for logging my calorie intake; but I swear to the all lifting Bro-Dad in the sky, I cannot resist cookies/breads etc. unless I purge them from my home... I have three kids... aaaa~nd that isn't going to happen. Quote -Purple_Panda Link to comment
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