2. Fear of Making an Ugly Face
We just discussed using heavier weights, but we didn’t discuss intensity. When you’re lifting weights, you shouldn’t be able to maintain the same facial expression as when you’re getting a mani-pedi. Too many women just don’t get down and dirty. There’s rarely even a grimace or a bit of semi-feminine grunting. Look, building muscle requires some discomfort; it requires some pain. You might be able to look all pretty and composed for the first few reps, even while using an appropriately heavy weight, but you’re ultimately going to have to make an ugly she-wolverine face on the last few highly-productive “money” reps where you coerce muscle into growing. No ugly face, no curvy muscle. No ugly face, no increased strength. Tank your outdated views of femininity. Screw how it looks or what anyone thinks.