Not feeling confident in the gym is not what you should worry about. Trying something new or workouts can be daunting for everyone. For instance, that kind of feeling you always have when you want to undertake something like; that new Body Coach HIIT workout or boxing class everyone’s been raving about, but have seen the gym selfies/crop tops/ cliquey high-fives and you have this feeling of – you won’t fit in or of what’s the importance of going?
Feeling demoralized by a sweat session or anxious about attending a new class is not supposed to quickly run through your mind, while going to the gym.
Marshall. says; ‘Your brain is wired to determine your social standing, so your chimp scans the situation to identify threats,’ He continued; ‘It’s called a confirmation bias, and means you’ll see the three women at the front of the class with rock-hard abs, but not the five huffing and puffing at the back, because your brain doesn’t perceive them as a threat.’
BETTER WAYS TO FEEL POSITIVE IN THE GYM:
The better ways to feel that additional positive both in you and the gym are;
Always have in mind that everyone feels intimidated at some point, and there’s every possibility of someone being fitter and stronger than you.
The solution is to quit reading those feeling as obstacle instead start using them as exploit for motivation. ‘Impostor syndrome is an evolutionary tool to keep you developing your skills,’ says Marshall.
Therefore, being scared and avoiding a machine because you don’t know how to use it make you look clueless, the best thing is to ask someone to teach you.
You may think that not having the knowledge of using the gym makes you stupid. Guiding you does not make the other person genius. It is never a way of evaluating you; it rather helps the person teaching you to crack his/her brain, thereby learning as well. One thing you should know is that, ”outside your comfort zone is where the magic happens.”