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19 Things Only Women Who Lift Weights Will Understand

No you won't get "bulky".

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1. When you first started lifting weights it was so HARD.

Really hard.

2. But you know everyone was a beginner once.

Even those huge guys whose eyeballs look muscular.

3. And the pain is absolutely worth it for those gains.

Arms. Of. Steel.

4. Gym bros love trying to give you unsolicited advice.

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Chill out, we'll ASK if we want to know more about your delt exercises.

5. And you get stared at A LOT in the gym.

Some women lift. DEAL WITH IT.

6. But you don’t care, because you’re strong and powerful.

And you could probably crush them with your thighs.

7. And it feels AWESOME when you can lift more than a guy.

8. People think you'll end up looking like this. / Via

Only if you want to...

9. But you're actually more like this.

Those arms don't come from only running on a treadmill.

10. Your metabolism is basically lightning fast.

So you can eat more pizza.

11. You can't resist a press-up contest.

12. And sometimes you challenge people to arm wrestles when you’re drunk.

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13. You're excellent at carrying groceries/suitcases and moving furniture.


14. Finding shirts that fit over your arms is an actual struggle.

Oh well, better wear this vest all the time then.

15. But you sort of love showing off on the monkey bars whenever you pass a playground.

Impress children with your skills.

16. You don't really mind that your hands look like this.

Blisters AKA weight lifting trophies.

17. And that your hair always looks sweaty AF.

18. Or that sometimes you feel like this after a workout.

19. Because you feel like an absolute boss when you get a new PB.