It’s true that weight lifting can appear intimidating—especially if you’re scrolling through social media and seeing people deadlifting double their bodyweight, pressing a loaded barbell over their head, or banging out Superman push-ups where they fly into the air. But it’s important to remember that those are just highlight reels of people who have been lifting for a very long time. When they first began, you can be pretty sure that they started small. Those explosive push-ups? It’s likely they started as a modified, knees-on-the-floor variation.