I would say I now spend the majority of my free time at the gym. I’m not there every day, but it adds up. And anytime you spend a lot of time somewhere, you start to notice things. I’m lucky enough that I’m not in a standard gym setting these days so I don’t have the typical annoyance…..like the locker room. I saw this hilarious video (Thanks Monica!!) and thought I’d share.
I have other annoyances though. Things that I probably shouldn’t even be noticing since I’m at the gym to lift not to people watch, but I can’t help it….it’s genetic.
1. Put some effing weight on the bar! If you’re benching and you can literally throw the bar off your chest….I’m guessing it’s a little light for you. You might want to toss a few dimes on there and give it a go. Just a thought.
2. A baseball hat….really? In what way is that adding to your lifting experience. Keeping your bangs out of your eyes? You’re a guy…you shouldn’t have bangs!!!! Get a hair cut and ditch the stinkin hat!!!!
3. Don’t correct my form unless I’m paying you to do so. If you’re some Joe Schmo off the street, I don’t want to hear it. Especially as I’m watching you do a full body bicep curl.
4. Don’t act like you know more than the trainers. You don’t. Just stop. If you already know everything, why are you even bothering to pay a trainer? Why don’t you just become a personal trainer yourself? Jackass.
5. Work. And I mean the weights….not the hot chics in the gym. How can it possibly be a good idea to take a full ten minutes in between sets so you can chat up the high schooler (short shorts, cropped tank, and sparkly headband…tehe)? Focus!
Dismount soap box here.
Back to reality. I had a great lift yesterday. I am apparently a benching machine. I’d say in my last training cycle, I was very inconsistent with my bench. I had a lot off days. This go round, however, has been good to me so far. I did 5 sets of 5 at 125 with no problems, then did some close grip bench, low rows, and shoulder presses. I was completely worthless by the time I got to the shoulder presses. My arms felt like two wet noodles attached to my shoulders.
My cape is pink of course….
I did, however, feel really puffy after lifting. What does Arnold call it….the pump? I don’t know. Anyway, I went home and tried to impress my bf with my mad flexing ability. I got laughed off the stage. I felt like this poor guy……
Shit…..I think I was supposed to work out or something for this???
I guess I’ve got some work to do!!!
I also wanted to give one last shout out to my trainer. Happy Birthday Foo!!!!!