Okay…for the record? My wife’s body is a total work of God. She is a modern day Venus de Milo WITH arms. To be honest…we’ve been happily married for 13 years now largely because the first time I saw how good she looked nekkid I knew the memory was forever burned into my retinas. After pushing out 3 kids and the aforementioned 13 years…her body still ROCKS!
That said…SHE doesn’t feel the same way. Like lots of women (and girls) she’s not happy with her body…
SO…about 4 months ago my wife approached me and asked if I would teach her how to lift weights. I had mixed feelings about this. Here’s a top ten:
1 - I’m not really qualified to train someone. I’ve been lifting for 20 years. I can bench 365, squat and deadlift over 400. I’m 5’8", 185 lbs, 36 years old and I have 14% bodyfat. So, I’m in fairly decent shape and can lift a bit heavier than the average frustrated chump doing curls in the squat rack, but what do I really know ?!?!
2 - She has had 2 operations on her back…is lifting going to put her under the knife a third time ?
3 - When in the world will we find the time to do this with our 7, 10 and 12 year old sons needing our attention.
4 - How much hotter could her body get ? mmm…nice mental image…clear heels… sports bra…clear heels…
5 - Will she stick to it, or waste my time for 3 days and then decide it’s not for her because she doesn’t want to get big like Arnold and Hulk Hogan ?
6 - Wow…I could always get free shipping on my supplement order if I had to order Surge and HOT-ROX for her also…and…hey … no more feeling bad for spending a couple hundred on the damn snake oil tablets if she’s in on the scheme !
7 - Do I really want to be one of those pansies working out with a girl ?
8 - Maybe with an improved body image she’ll be confident enough to invite the neighbor’s 22 year old daughter over to take off each other’s clothes and attack me as a wedding anniversary present.
9 - What kind of self-centered jerk are you ? The love of your life, mother of your children, bosom buddy, best friend forever asked for your help in an effort to improve her health and you’re thinking you’ll be a pansy working out with a girl rather than jumping at the chance to help her and show her how much you love her and how appreciative you are of her doing the laundry day in and day out, cleaning the house, mopping the floors, shingling the roof, etc, etc…c’mon ya big jerk…get her to the free weights and show her your love !!
10 - Should I mention the 3-sum with the neighbor’s daughter before, during or after her first work out ?
So, I’m posting this here to share some of the difficulties we’ve had, some of the successes and some of the fun. Maybe it’ll give the women some insight into what’s running through their men-folk’s minds when you ask our opinion on your glute-ham tie-in for example…maybe it’ll give the men-folk a chance to see what works and what doesn’t when appraising your wife and/or girlfriend’s glute-ham tie-in…
I’ll see if I can get my wife to post every now and then to keep me honest.