Every gym in the world has one of them: that guy. You know...the big dude? Everyone knows when he comes in. Heads turn. He is the most popular guy in the room when he arrives. He is known as simply THE MAN! He is the biggest dude in the gym.
Every gym on Earth also has one of those guys who always seems to be nervous. When he comes in, he just looks down. Always self-conscious for some reason. He may not be too sure what he is doing, but he really wants to succeed. He is known in bodybuilding and fitness circles as the little dude. He is the skinniest guy in the gym.
Take it from someone who knows. I can tell you that there is one thing that every skinny guy has in common, and whether they admit it or not, they see that big guy every time he shows up, they watch him and think to themselves "Someday I want that to be me."
Skinny Guys Fear Not!
Believe it or not, if you are one of those skinny guys, you aren't alone. A lot of people want to be the celebrity of the gym. They all want to be the local legend that is talked about after every workout and mentioned while friends talk on the ellipticals. I was that skinny guy. I know as well as anybody. I saw the guy that was perceived as the big dude and as soon as I knew who he was I decided that would be me in a matter of time.
Although I don't think of myself as the big man, I definitely overcame the skinny man complex and I want to help you do the same. After reading this article, you should be ready to take the first steps in the journey from the skinniest dude in your gym to the biggest!
Overcome the anxiety of being skinny
You are afraid to challenge yourself because what is challenging to you may be most guys' starting weight. The old adage is true and applies here. We all have to start somewhere. You need to get over this fear and just go for it. It can be tough, but the sooner you get over that nervousness, the sooner you will start succeeding.