Overcoming Weight Lifting
Surpassing obstacles can sometimes be a difficult thing to do. Many of us feel that we don’t have the necessary endurance or strength to beat it, but in the end we do. For example, a 15-year-old boy by the name of Sam wants to join the high school swim team, but is afraid to because he fears he will not make the cut. However, Sam realizes if he chickens out now he’ll never achieve his goal to become an Olympic swimmer in the near future, so he put his fears aside and gives his all in the swimming pool, after many months of training the coach informs Sam that he has the fastest swim time and would love to have him on the swim team. Just like Sam, I to had overcame a physical obstacle in my life.
It was the beginning of the school year and I had received my new class schedule, all of the classes were boring except for one, Weight Lifting. While in 10th grade I requested to be in weight lifting to tone, strengthen, and increase the size of my muscles, and today was finally the day. After switching out my clothes and waiting for Coach Evans with the other students we were eventually able to enter the workout room. Once inside the room I observed 12 normal bar racks,4 advanced bar racks with pull up bars, and dumbbell racks that held 5 to 100 pounds in weight. The room itself was less than desirable, the walls needed to be painted and some of the rubber weights for the bars were fused to the floor, because of the high temperature in the room. The room smelled of what seemed to be burning tires.
At beginning of the class I couldn’t bench a 100 pounds without someone spotting me. However, after every class my body begin to strengthen, tighten, tone, and I noticed improvement in my upper and lower body. Things were going great for me in weight lifting, I wish I could say that about most of the students in the class. Some of the students would stop at a certain point or just didn’t...