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Do You Like Working Out in Front of a Mirror?

I have to say that sometimes I LOVE doing yoga or lifting weights in front of a mirror - it's a great way to check for proper technique and alignment.




Mirrors can also be a way for women to obsess about how they look (or how they don't look), so I feel like it adds to issues of low self-esteem and poor body image.




What do you think?





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yayapapaya yayapapaya 9 years
if i'm alone its good. but if there's other people around i'd rather not have any.
LadyLibertine LadyLibertine 9 years
Some may find it a help but me, I more prefer not to have them. But that is just me
mandiesoh mandiesoh 9 years
he11 yeah! lol
mandiesoh mandiesoh 9 years
he11 yeah! lol
SU3 SU3 9 years
Definitely! but I don't LOVE to stare at myself in the mirror! :ROTFL: I use it for posture and proper technique. The gym I go to has mirrors EVERYWHERE... so I really have no other choice... what else am I going to stare at? I don't think other people would enjoy me staring at them... :)
GeikoSera GeikoSera 9 years
Yes and no. Sometimes it gives me a boost of confidence, other times reason to criticize. I like to pay attention to my form by feel: shoulders back, abs in, as opposed to looking at myself. I feel like I can concentrate more that way.
lorioz lorioz 9 years
I hate it... it makes me feel weird to be staring at myself
asco00 asco00 9 years
I'm at the gym, so mirrors don't bother me as it relates to my appearance. I'm at the gym to stay healthy and look better right? I definitely use them for weight training and pilates.
alleycat7 alleycat7 9 years
It depends. Sometimes the mirror is my best friend and sometimes it HATES me, depending on my mood. I like running on a treadmill in front of a mirror. It helps motivate me and I invision myself as a CRAZY AWESOME runner who is winning a race and I push harder. (Can't you tell I used to run competitively in school? :)
Pinkgirl88 Pinkgirl88 9 years
Necessary evil--- use it to check my form even though i know i am not going to look like a prom queen while sweaty and nasty. TINA!
Pinkgirl88 Pinkgirl88 9 years
Necessary evil--- use it to check my form even though i know i am not going to look like a prom queen while sweaty and nasty.TINA!
Magica Magica 9 years
I like them for checking postures, but not always.
krisua krisua 9 years
Lifting weights - yes I do but only to see if I do it right. Now when I come to think of it, it might be more of an accustomed thing than really a necessity.
krisua krisua 9 years
Lifting weights - yes I do but only to see if I do it right.Now when I come to think of it, it might be more of an accustomed thing than really a necessity.
Hope5 Hope5 9 years
^It depends-If I'm at Home or the Gym!
Hope5 Hope5 9 years
^It depends-If I'm at Home or the Gym!
Hope5 Hope5 9 years
It depends-If I'm home at Home or at the Gym!
GirlC GirlC 9 years
If I'm doing weights yes. If I'm part of a class no.
esk4 esk4 9 years
I need a mirror when I do free-weights so I can make sure my technique is right
bluejeanie bluejeanie 9 years
i'm a dancer so i'm very used to having a mirror in front of me when i work out. it's very nice to have if you're doing any sort of lifting. i like to see that i'm doing everything correctly.
hollywoodholiday hollywoodholiday 9 years
i hate doing cardio in front of the mirror, watching myself sweaty and red-faced, uck. i do however like weight lifting, stretching and the like in front of the mirror to check technique. "Love is something more stern and splendid than mere kindness." --The Problem of Pain
hollywoodholiday hollywoodholiday 9 years
i hate doing cardio in front of the mirror, watching myself sweaty and red-faced, uck. i do however like weight lifting, stretching and the like in front of the mirror to check technique."Love is something more stern and splendid than mere kindness."--The Problem of Pain
DesignRchic DesignRchic 9 years
I use the mirror because it helps me stay focused on my form and posture when doing my strength training. I say hell no to mirrors when I'm running :TREAD:
scratch5 scratch5 9 years
they are a great tool, but i really don't like to see myself. so i avoid them...and try to feel the move, or yoga pose instead of see it.
cravinsugar cravinsugar 9 years
no way. when i see myself working out in a mirror it makes me work even harder because i hate the image i am looking at, to be honest. and then i don't want to go abck and let other people see what i see. _________________________________________________________ Why don't you wear the face you have when I am not around?
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