By Joy Davis
When someone mentions weight training, most people think of an extremely buff male. When you walk into a weight room, it is with the expectation that you will find the majority of people working out will be male. Gender roles are deeply ingrained in our subconscious that we don’t even realize it. Women sometimes feel uncomfortable doing “manly” activities such as weight training for fear of judgement. Men, in most cases, picture their workouts with bench-presses, pull-ups, and push-ups. Being lean isn’t manly. It’s all about being big.