ok, so I've been intimidated to try the weights in the "men's section" of the gym. Reading a lot of threads here, seeing there are, in fact, lots of women who venture into this area and work their stuff.
1. I have NO idea how to use these weights.. I feel compelled to ask one of the guys to teach me.. but.. is that allowed or would hiring a PT be best?
2. Is striking a conversation to get tips/advice a smart thing to do?
3. I'm also reading a thread saying that men would "move to take benches before a woman takes it".. if that happens to me, what's the best move to make?
4. For a beginner, obviously I am not going to hike to a bench and lift heavy dumbells over my head.. which should I start off with as not to look like a fool and hurt myself?