Originally Posted by Commander
That's an interesting perspective your friend has.
I workout at home so it is irrelevant for me.
But even if I did workout in a gym, I don't think I would give the plate loading a second thought. There will always be people weaker than me and stronger than me, and I don't care what either thinks about how much I lift as long as it is working for me.
Nice avatar by the way, I used to love Sting when I followed wrestling in the late 90's.
That's a great way of looking at it Commander. After a 4 year hiatus from the gym, I find that I'm not as strong as I used to be. At first it was kind of embarrassing to have to use the smaller weights just to be able to get the reps in with good form and focus, but it's getting better. Like you said, you just have to do what works for you and not care what others think.
And thanks! Sting has always been one of my wrestling heroes especially in the 90's on WCW.