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!