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10 Things All Girls Who Lift Do but Will Never Admit To

When you start lifting weights, working out becomes a whole new world. Seriously, it’s like The Little Mermaid was singing about the gym. The stronger you get, the better you feel, and suddenly you find yourself ditching your go-to elliptical for a squat rack. Yep, you’re officially a "girl who lifts.”

While everyone in this club is guilty of checking themselves out mid-flex sometimes—hey, your shoulders do look nice—most won't publicly admit it. Actually, there a quite a few things all dumbbell-loving ladies do but might not 'fess up to.

1. “Complaining” About the Callouses on Your Hands.
They’re so gross-looking, but you just have to show everyone.

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2. Mentally Critiquing Other People’s Form
Whoa—that guy’s entire body is going into that bicep curl.

3. Lifting a Little Too Heavy to Show Off...and Then Regretting It Later 
Oh, yeah, I’m using the big plates. I’m that good. (Crap. Can’t. Move.)

4. Getting Super-Annoyed When Guys Offer Unsolicited Advice
Yes, I am well aware how to do that, thankyouverymuch. Nope, definitely don’t need you to spot my squats.

5. ...But Suddenly Wanting to Ask for Help from that Cute Trainer
"Hey, so I feel like I have a lot of tension in my shoulders. Could you check my form? Also, what are you doing later?"

6. Constantly Trying to Get Your Friends to Lift With You
"No, you will not bulk up and look like a man. Do I look like a man to you?"

7. Wanting to Happy Dance When You Nail That Last Rep
Don’t mind me, I’m just going to bust out my Beyoncé moves for a second—because I’m a total badass!

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8. Making Weird Grunting Noises
Wow, that actually did make that deadlift easier. But did I really just do that?!

 

9. Wanting to Spray Air Freshener in the Weight Room
Welp, I’m one of the only girls here—again—and it smells like straight-up man stank in here.

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10. Wondering If Those Guys Actually Plan on Lifting a Weight
They do two reps and then talk about fantasy football for 12 minutes. P.S.: I need that bench.

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