by GRACE HUGHES
Just over two years ago, I started training at a gym that provides Strength & Conditioning training. Since then, I’ve swung more kettlebells, done more push-ups and lifted more weights than ever before. Every week, I sign up for at least three strength and conditioning classes. And I love every minute of them. Admittedly, at first, I was pretty skeptical. I felt intimidated by the heavy weights, the svelte people who seemed to know exactly what they were doing, the huge tubs of protein in the reception. But a lot has changed since then. Here’s what I’ve learned:
1. Strength training has not turned me into the Incredible Hulk.
2. Strength training is not dangerous.
I was nervous when I started this kind of training. I figured that I was bound to damage my back or strain muscles when lifting weights or doing chin-ups. Not so. With the right instruction from great trainers I’ve managed to avoid any serious injuries since I started. If I have a little niggle, my trainers will show me some exercises to help iron out any pain.