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Don’t be a Hog!

If I am going to go to the gym, there are some things we need to discuss. These are primarily for the benefit of the two chicky-poos that were at my gym last night. No, they will probably never read this, but it will make me feel better anyways.

Lift slowly and lower slowly means slowly within reason. 30 seconds per lift (times 15 reps, times 3 sets) is a bit insane.

Don’t hog the machines. Yes, you should rest for a minute or two inbetween sets. Get your pretty little derriere up off the machine and let someone else use it during those two minutes. Someone that can do 15 reps in under 10 minutes. Someone like me that doesn’t appreciate being slowed down while you guys have social hour sitting on the leg machines.

And for the older lady at my gym, orange is not a good color for your skin. If you’re on medication or something that causes that orange effect, I’m sorry. Wearing an orange shirt at the same time with yellow socks? Not a good idea. Ouch. Made my eyes hurt. Blue might be a good color to try.

For everyone else? Keep up the good work. Going to the gym is the first step, and the fact that you’re there is the best thing you can do. I’ve really been enjoying it, and I feel better. My shoulder doesn’t hurt as much, my sleep patterns are better, it’s an all around good thing.

But if you should ever be at my gym at the same time I am … don’t hog the machines!

By Christine

Christine is an Avenger of Sexiness. Her Superpower is helping Hot Mamas grow their Confidence by rediscovering their Beauty. She lives in the Heights in Houston, Texas, works as a boudoir photographer, and writes about running a Business of Awesome. In her spare time, she loves to knit, especially when she travels. She & her husband Mike have a food blog at Spoon & Knife.

9 replies on “Don’t be a Hog!”

I wish I could afford to go to a gym (I wouldn’t hog the machines). I’ve been going a “Walk Away the Pounds” routine at home. At least then no one else sees me in spandex….LOL.

And this one is for all the folks at my gym (and perhaps countless other gyms) who amble from one person to another jabbering endlessly – it doesn’t bother me at all, but THIS JUST IN: “going to the gym” doesn’t promote fitness as much as “working out at the gym” does.

WRT the orange-skinned woman, I used to have a client who visited an office I worked in who had the same problem. He was known in some circles as “the Tan Man”.

He was from a place where it’s cloudy most of the year and we thought the skin resulted from overusing self-tanner.

These chicky-poos weren’t slo-mo lifting because it was good for them – I think that it was just easier for them then pushing through 15 reps. Trust me, social hour was what they were there for. La-dee-da-dee-da … I don’t have all day, chicky-poos!

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