Afraid of Being Alone

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Essay One
Afraid of Being Alone
Weight rooms can be a very intimidating place, especially if a person is not very strong. When I was in high school, I really liked the whole idea of working out. I thought it was very interesting how a person could transform into a new version of themselves that barely resembled their old looks. (At least that’s what the magazines said.) Unfortunately, I had the least amount of knowledge about what exactly I was supposed to do in a weight room. After doing some research reading books, online articles, and watching online videos, I started to teach myself a basic beginner routine. This routine mainly consisted of a bench press, squat, and deadlift, or otherwise known as the big three. The only other exercises I did were accessory work, which would help to increase the big three. I had a good friend named Cesar that had been working out for years since he played on the football team. Cesar continued helping me by giving me more tips, as well. Furthermore, after research and talking to Cesar, I decided that I was ready to officially start working out. Cesar persuaded me to join the workout class at my high school called excel. This class was very simple. It consisted of a teacher supervising the students, and the students would get graded on whether they were working out or not. I really enjoyed lifting with Cesar, because he really pushed me to work hard. He was also my spotter for when I lifted heavy weights, just in case I missed a rep. Because I lifted with him so much, I unnoticeably developed a reliance on him. It also seemed like everybody else in the excel class had a partner or even a group to workout with. Because of this, I assumed that lifting weights was always supposed to be done with another person. When a day would come that Cesar didn’t come to school, I would just skip the…...

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