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    Hi! just saying this is my official first forum, non introducing my self, post

    But right to the point.

    Im a fire explorer and in my post once youre 17, you can sign up to do run time with the deparments. Just observing and hanging out, and seeing what a day in the life is like. Ive gone several times and no surprise, they go and work out at somepoint during the day.

    I didnt think Id have any problem with it, and then the first time i went with them i suddenly became really self concious and nervous and just i dont know uncomfortable.

    i guess i was just self concious about beeing around these huge guys and then theres little me trying to keep up.

    Im a very petite girl. 5'2, Im in decent shape i go to the gym every week, and i didnt really think id have a problem working out with them, but then i found myself isolating my self and only wanting to do stuff when they weren't in the room.

    and im talking like weight training stuff, not running and stuff.

    I know Ive just gotta get over it, but does anyone have any advice?

    anything would be greatly appreciated!

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    Self confidence

    Do what you are able to do

    Work out on your own also, not just at ride outs

    Maybe find other female fire fighters to mentor you


    http://www.kvue.com/news/local/Femal...214659141.html

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    Working out is about improving and maintaining your own performance. It has nothing to do with other firefighters. Trying to keep up/impress/compare yourself to a mongo man is useless and self-degrading.
    By all means, work out with them, but it's about reaching your goals and maintaining a body capable of doing the job.
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    Use a head set and listen to your fav music. You forget everything else. If your getting distracted increase the volume. Remember your manners and keep it polite.

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    They're probably not expecting much from you in the brute strength department. Anything you show them will probably be a pleasant surprise. And just seeing you in there will mean a lot. Also concentrate on stamina.
    Last edited by captnjak; 10-09-2013 at 10:25 PM.

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    Value your instinct.

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    As a woman myself I totally understand where you come from but remember its not a competition we have other strengths and no ones looking who's doing more bench pressing just get on with it and do what you have to do...Sounds like you have a great standard too

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